“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MCC-Penn Valley Lady Scouts commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service for Kody’s Learn-N-Develop Childcare Center. In the spirit of service, the Bridge Leadership Academy team and volunteers put on their painting apparel, rolled up their sleeves, and with a creative artistic flare painted the foyer, art room, tables, and chairs for Kody’s Learn-N-Develop Childcare Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
KeAla Jones, MCC-Penn Valley Lady Scouts forward, shared her thoughts on the importance of community service: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached the importance of brotherhood. When I think of brotherhood, I think of a family. Families come together to work for the betterment of one another. Likewise, serving the community creates a network of people working towards a common goal to ensure the success of a community for the betterment of others.”
In addition to painting, Coach Wakisha Briggs donated a Dell computer and televisions to create a new Media Center for the children at Kody’s daycare. Coach Briggs, who also serves as the CEO for the Bridge Leadership Academy, commented “we believe in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also important to ensure that children in the inner city have access to technology which will help increase learning outside of traditional day school”. MCC-Penn Valley Lady Scouts, Bridge Leadership Academy and a host of volunteers set out to make a difference in the community by giving back.