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HOLLA! Awarded Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Grant

HOLLA! has been selected by the North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission to receive $1,000 in funding to help support project MLK-JR (Making Life Kind - Just and Righteous). MLK-JR is an original project developed by HOLLA! designed to expose local youth to the teachings of Dr. King. HOLLA!'s project is one of six selected statewide to be recommended for funding. Following are details of the project.

Project Goals:

" Promote the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

" Develop a sustainable and replicable program designed to instill hundreds of youth with the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

" Engage the entire community in our efforts to be proac- tive in developing a kinder community by exposing youth to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through var- ious programs.

" Highlight the kindness and scholarship presently existing in our community through recognition during our various programs.

" Encourage kindness and scholarship in our community.

" Expose our youth to positive people and experiences.

" Lessen incidents of bullying and school discipline issues. Project Timeline

" January 8, 2018  Morven Chapter of Las Amigas/HOLLA! MLK-JR Essay Contest

" January 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. Downtown Wadesboro, NC  MLK-JR Parade

" January 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. Anson County MLK Cele- bration  MLK-JR winners present essays to public.*

" February 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. Anson Middle School/HOLLA! MLK-JR Oratorical Contest

" March 7, 2018 6:00 p.m.  MLK-JR Movie Night  Selma**

" April 4, 2018 - (50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. King)  MLK-JR County-wide day of non-violence***

" May 10, 2018 (Time TBD)  HOLLA! MLK-JR Quiz Bowl

" July 25, 2018 12:00 noon  MLK-JR Summer Oratorical Contest

" October 31, 2018 6:00  8:00 p.m.  ****

On October 14, 1964, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize. This is a great month to have the MLK-JR Halloween Trunk OR Treat and Anti-bullying/Peace Rally and Dance. Chairman Jahn of the Nobel committee said, he was the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. * 89th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ** 53rd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday *** 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. **** 54th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Nobel Peace Prize Receipt For more information or to participate in this exciting project call the HOLLA! Center at 704.851.3144.