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Students to volunteer on Martin Luther King Day

Penn State Berks student volunteers will travel to the Reading Area Community College on January 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help participants in the Olivet Boys & Girls club explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Berks volunteers will coordinate activities that have a non-violence theme for 11-12 year old Olivet members. Berks students will also participate in serving lunch to the Olivet Boys & Girls Club.

The Olivet Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Reading and Berks County since 1898 and was one of the original fifty organizations that banded together to form what became Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The club targets at-risk youth from diverse communities, and 84 percent of the youth served live at or below the national poverty level. The club has grown to serve thousands of boys and girls throughout Reading, including a summer day camp in Hamburg, the Police Athletic League (PAL) club, and the PAL Center for the Arts on Walnut Street.

For more information, please contact Karen Kihurani, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at kek5@psu.edu or 610-396-6080.
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