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  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example -- the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.— CORETTA SCOTT KING
 

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Due to the need to have a MLK event for youth and by high demand, we are planning to bring back our event in 2017. We need Sponsors. We need your Support. Donations welcome.

SAVE THE DATE:
Monday, January 16, 2017


In 2011 our ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION WAS ATTENDED BY 500.

Youth Matter, Inc. presented a FREE PUBLIC EVENT in January 2011 in celebration of life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event 3-part program included the following:

  1. YOUTH ORATORICAL COMPETITION
    It is designed to give students an idea of the value of public speaking and build self-esteem. Students from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college, competed for cash awards and other gifts. Contestants prepared a four minute speech on a selected theme that reflected the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s. Only one representative from each school or college can compete. A winner will be selected in each category of elementary, middle and high school, and college.

  2. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
    Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad.

    The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:
    • Kids: Age 5-14
    • Young Adults: Individual Age 15-25
    • Adults: Individual Age 26 +

    Award recipients can receive:
    • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
    • A personalized certificate of achievement
    • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States

  3. "PEACE" POSTAGE STAMP DESIGN CONTEST
    Elementary school students created their designs of a postage stamp that represented "PEACE".This component is a "Special Tribute to Yolanda King", Dr. King's oldest daughter. The students competed for awards and other gifts.

At the event, there was entertainment from youth in the areas of dance, song, poetry, and music. Local Entertainment included performances by vocalists Taylor Burrell, Andolyn Medina, Brittany Sessoms, Michelle Littman, and Marcus Clarke; Out The Box Mime, Double-Anointed; and Hampton Roads Youth Poet.

 

 

IN 2011 YOUTH MATTER, INC.
CELEBRATED ITS
10th ANNUAL
MLK Event

GUESTS IN 2011 INCLUDED:


MISS AMERICA 2010
CARESSA CAMERON
Mistress of Ceremonies