The Eastern Upper Peninsula United Way Honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

As part of the Eastern Upper Peninsula United Way Reading Buddies Program, included was Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of kindness.

This message was read to children in the Head Start Program in Sault Sainte Marie.

This class listened to volunteer Barbara Reed read Kristi Yamaguchi’s book called “Cara’s Kindness.”

Five other schools in the district took part in the program as well.

“I knew how important reading was for children’s education, for being successful in the future, I knew reading is important to them”, Barbara said, “the book I read, called Cara’s Kindness, is all about passing on kindness to other people and that is what today is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Day and his dream was that the whole world would be kind to one another.”

Head Start teacher, Katie Plitz said, “I think with them drawing the pictures, thinking about kindness with their friends, and thinking about ways to be kind to their family and hope that follows with them when they go to school and helps them in the bigger picture as they get older.”

After the reading, Reed passed out papers with “I have a dream” on them. The students drew pictures of something kind to them.

If you would like to volunteer for this, or any program, click here.

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