Service Learning

MLK Day 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK Day a day on rather than a day off.


We invite you to participate in any or all of the MLK Day opportunities to worship, fellowship, and serve throughout MLK Day weekend.

Saturday, January 14

1:00 PM-4:00 PM: 16th Annual MLK Jr. Parade
Join us for the annual MLK Day parade! The parade will begin at the intersection of Green Dr/Meredith traveling west and ending Mendenhall Transportation Terminal on Hamilton and Commerce Street.
5:30 PM-8:00 PM: Documentary Screening- The March on an All-American City
The Bonner Leader Program is hosting a documentary screening of “The March on an All-American City” followed by a panel discussion. Please join us in the Extraordinaire Cinema on the HPU campus for this screening and discussion.

Sunday, January 15

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: 3rd Annual Hunger Banquet
The Bonner Leader Program is hosting the third annual Hunger Banquet in the International Ballroom of Cottrell Hall on the HPU campus. Please join us for an interactive discussion on hunger, poverty, class systems, and justice. Click here to register yourself or your group to attend.

Monday, January 16

8:00 AM-11:00 AM: Annual Breakfast and Oratorical Competition
Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving high school seniors from the High Point community who demonstrate excellent moral, academic, and civic leadership in the true spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets are $15 per person. Churches only can purchase tables (seats 8 people) for $100 before December 31, 2016 and $120 after. For more information or tickets, call New Bethel Baptist Church at 336-887-1061. No tickets will be sold at the door.
11:00 AM-12:30 PM: HPU Worship Service- Charles E. Hayworth, Sr. Memorial Chapel
For more information click here to visit the Religious Life website.
6:00 PM- 8:30 PM: Evening Worship Service and Celebration at Williams Memorial CME Church
The evening service will be a worship experience filled with songs of praise, awarding of scholarships, and a spirit-filled message from Dr. Robert Scott. He is from Saint Paul Baptist of Charlotte.
Service Projects: various times, various locations
HPU students, staff and faculty, and community non-profit agencies, churches, schools, and individuals have worked hard to develop service opportunities throughout the City of High Point. To read about the service opportunities and sign up, click on the Volunteer Now button!

Volunteer Registration is now closed.


In the last two years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers we served on 70 projects at over 20 different locations throughout High Point. We want to add to this legacy of service, and we hope you’ll be involved. To see a highlight of all that we were able to do in the community in the last few years, take a look at the links below.

“A Day On, Not Off”

Storify of MLK projects and photos

For additional photos of the day, check out our Facebook page.


For volunteer registration questions, contact Samantha Paterno, AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU, If you have a volunteer project you wish to have considered, contact Brittaney McClure, AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU, or Jenna Rosenbloom, AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU,


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