Amid all the parades, competitions and speeches that honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. earlier this month, one notable form of commemoration went under the media radar. It was the seventh annual MLK Day of Service at the University of Tampa.
More than 100 UT students, faculty and staff members took part in volunteer work across Tampa on Jan. 15. The projects ranged from doing yard work at Gorrie Elementary School to mending fences at Bakas Horses for Handicapped to interacting with seniors and cleaning up at Hudson Manor.
“We hope it’s a starting point for students to become engaged in service long term,” explains Casey Stevens, UT’s coordinator of Greek Life and Community Service. “They’ll see that there’s always a need.”
Now, that’s honoring a legacy.