Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Every year on MLK day, Americans across the country honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to others with the MLK Day of Service.
TAP is participating in this day of service by volunteering with Youth Launch: Urban Roots Farm. TAP’s AmeriCorp’s VISTAs are participating in this project and will be volunteering with the TAP AmeriCorp supervisor, as well as TAP employees. AmeriCorps VISTAs dedicate a year of their life to service.
“Volunteering with Urban Roots gives us the opportunity to explore interests of ours outside of our time at TAP,” says Community Relations Assistant and AmeriCorps VISTA, Sarah Garza.
The team will be harvesting, planting, preparing produce for market and any other tasks that need to be done on the farm.
Urban Roots Farm is an initiative of Youth Launch, whose purpose is empowering youth through service programs in order for them to gain knowledge and realize the importance of community service. The Urban Roots Farm provides youth the chance to grow food while teaching them the importance of service and a healthy lifestyle.
“I think that volunteering, while serving others, also fosters personal growth. It opens individuals up to causes and projects they hadn’t considered or been made aware of and connects all individuals with a common goal: to make the world a better place to live.” Garza said.
Are you volunteering this weekend? We’d love to hear about what projects others are getting involved in!