In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Montana Campus Compact affiliate college and universities as well as VISTA and AmeriCorps projects throughout Montana will be recruiting and placing volunteers in elementary school classrooms to help spread the word about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The impact of Dr. King’s work and life on American history is often not a required part of elementary curriculum. Although some students may enjoy a long weekend in observation of MLK Jr., Day every January, they may not understand the significance of this day.

MLK Read For Peace provides students with information about Dr. King and simple activities they can complete over the weekend, which are then displayed in a prominent community location.

Read for Peace will be held Friday, January 12, 2018. If you are a teacher and would like a classroom volunteer, or would like to volunteer as a reader please contact Alysa Kelly 406-243-2379.