Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Through Service

University School of Milwaukee was closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and USM students, faculty, and staff used the extra time to participate in a variety of service projects throughout greater Milwaukee to honor the civil rights leader.

USM Upper School volunteers participated in activities at United Way, the Milwaukee Public Library, and Jewish Family Services, among others. They worked on a wide range of projects, including packing supply kits for Milwaukee Public Schools classrooms and participating in activities with children.

Meanwhile, USM Middle School students were busy with their own projects, including the assembly of personal dignity kits for victims of natural disasters. Approximately 40 Middle School students and parents gathered at Mequon Methodist Church to pack the kits with more than 1,000 items they collected prior to winter break. In addition, Middle School students once again worked with student-athletes from Miracle League of Milwaukee, which provides basketball clinics for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.

A special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers who helped make a difference in the Milwaukee community while honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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