MLK Challenge 2018 Set for Jan. 15

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) challenges youth to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service on Jan. 15.

MTCC, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, hosts the annual MLK Challenge in memory of King, who encouraged that “everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.”

Youth ages 12-18 take on a role of servant leadership with a day of service projects that challenge them mentally and socially. Attendees learn the value of history, as well as service.

The MLK Challenge engages youth while celebrating and honoring King’s legacy and furthering the museum’s own mission to preserve and celebrate the stories of African Americans in Arkansas.

Volunteers will be placed into service groups, each with a group leader, and travel from MTCC to service sites, which will include the Arkansas Foodbank, Millennium Adult Daycare, Audubon Arkansas, Easter Seals of Arkansas and Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery. Transportation via chartered school bus to work sites is provided.

The MLK Challenge will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15. Volunteers will meet at MTCC, 501 W. Ninth St. in Little Rock, before dispersing to their service sites. After service projects are complete, participants will return to MTCC for lunch and a closing ceremony.

To register to volunteer or if you are over 18 and would like to serve as a team leader, please contact the Education Department at or (501) 683-3592. Register online at

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