Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center and Repair the World Present:  

MLK Day of Service 2020

Join us to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Through a Teen-Led Awareness Campaign Against the Stigma of Mental Health Issues and Youth Incarceration.

January 20, 2020 from 9:30am-1:30pm 

Our “Edgies” Teen Center students have been working with the Resilience Advocacy Project to build an awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental health issues. On our MLK Day of Service 2020 we invite members of the community to stand united in Dr. King’s dream by taking part in hands-on learning, service and advocacy work based around the stigma of mental health, and how it intersects with youth incarceration. 

Created in partnership with and facilitated by Repair the World, the day will include interactive learning through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings on justice, speakers and information on the intersection of mental health and youth incarceration, and a service project with Free Minds.  

Volunteers will review poems written by incarcerated youth and provide supportive commentary on their work. Often this writing is the only creative outlet the youth have, and you as volunteers are often the first to offer encouraging words to them. We will also create decorative birthday cards for these young writers to receive on their birthdays.

This event is recommended for people 13 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast and lunch provided. 

6th Floor, Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002 

This event would not be possible without the partnership and generous grant from UJA Federation of New York