Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Day on Jan. 18

In collaboration with the Madison Urban League, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID), and the UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held at the WID on Monday, Jan. 18 (MLK Day) to build on the messaging of Dr. King regarding educational opportunities and the need for social justice for all. The event, which will include exploration stations, performances, workshops and guest speakers, is expected to draw around 300 students from the Madison area.

Event organizers are looking for help from UW students, staff and faculty members to fill a number of roles. For one, they are looking for individuals or groups (particularly student orgs) that can host fun, hands-on science exploration stations that highlight an aspect of research or discovery. If you have a cool demonstration, youth activity or display you’d like to share at this event, please fill out the page found at this link:

Organizers are also looking for people/groups interested in doing more of a presentation/performance/workshop with larger groups. These would highlight more issues of social justice, equality, or engagement in an activity that promotes expression and dialogue. The topics do not have to be related to science. These are meant to engage larger groups in meaningful dialogue and activity to share culture and community, and how to empower those from underserved communities. If you are interested in this kind of activity, please complete the page found at this link:

Don’t have an exploration station or presentation, but still want to be involved? Sign up as a volunteer here:

If you have any questions about the logistics of the day, or about the relevance of a particular station/activity you’d like to share, please contact Travis Tangen at or Tom Browne in the CALS Office of Academic Affairs at