A DAY TO INVOLVE OUR YOUTH WITH CIVIC AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services (MEIRS) will be hosting its 6th annual MLK DAY at its Lewiston office locations, a day where both adults and children participate at activities offered by MEIRS.
Ten years ago, Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services was formed as a voluntary organization that provided vital programs and services to youth and their families. MEIRS has also partnered with both national and local organizations on educating parents and youth about juvenile justice, bullying and for the last 5 years, MEIRS has partnered with Gould Academy to enlist enough volunteers to work with the children and parents for variety of programs and activities. The goal of the event is to motivate young kids to be an integral part of civic engagement and volunteerism so that they can become contributing members of their communities.
The theme of this event is youth services, how can our youth generation engage with civic and volunteer services in our communities. We will be discussing and showing the importance of volunteerism and civic engagement.
Gould Academy students and other volunteers will be spending the day working with parent’s and their children in Lewiston on a variety of projects including a sewing workshops, knitting, English conversation classes, a soccer camp, reading and arts/crafts circles, as well as ending the day with some MLK day themed activities for all the children.