Community outreach opportunity: Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Day – Jan. 16

In collaboration with the Madison Urban League, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and the UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service, there will be an MLK Day of Service held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16) to commemorate Dr. King’s commitment to education and social justice. Workshops and guest speakers will be featured to engage the projected 300 students who will be in attendance.

Help is needed from UW-Madison students, faculty and staff to provide some of the programming for the day. Specifically, there is a need for groups willing to host science exploration stations that highlight an area of research or discovery that are hands-on or that provide information that the attendees may find interesting or useful. If you have a cool demonstration, youth activity or display, please consider providing a station.

There is also a need for people/groups who are 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.

To sign up, please go to this link:

Student organizations are especially welcome to participate. This link can also be used if you want to volunteer yourself or your organization to serve as volunteers for the day.

If you have any questions about the logistics of the day, or about the relevance of a particular activity, please contact Travis Tangen at WARF at or Tom Browne in the CALS Office of Academic Affairs at