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Student Affairs COVID-19 Response.


Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our work and the work of our community partners, the traditional MLK Challenge event has been cancelled for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, there are still ways to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Below is a list of opportunities:

"Everybody can be great. because everybody can serve."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A recap of the 2020 MLK Challenge:

Appalachian State University & ACT celebrated the 21st anniversary of the MLK Challenge in January 2020.  Hundreds of participants met to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service, reflection, and education. Volunteers gave their time, energy, and talents to make the High Country a brighter place by working alongside 20+ Community Partners. True to its name, layers of challenges were woven into this day. Participants gave up a potential day off from work or school to serve others; they met new people and volunteered together and learned something new while approaching problems with a positive attitude. 

Through rain, snow, or shine, it's all part of the challenge. In one day, MLK volunteers helped some of the most impactful Community Partners in Watagua County!