Service Learning

MLK Day 2018

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 13

1:00 PM-4:00 PM: 17th Annual MLK Jr. Parade
Join us for the annual MLK Day parade! The entry fee for this event is $25. 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- 13TH
The Bonner Leader Program is hosting a documentary screening of “13th” followed by a panel discussion. Please join us in Earl N. Phillips School of Business, room 120 on the HPU campus for this screening and discussion.

Sunday, January 14

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: 4th Annual Hunger Banquet
The Bonner Leader Program is hosting the fourth 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.

To register click here.

If you have any questions, contact Kayla Hedgecock at

Monday, January 15

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, 2017 and $120 after. This event will be held in the High Point Community Center, across the street from Courtyard by Marriott. For more information or tickets, call New Bethel Baptist Church at 336-887-1061.

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.

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!



In the last three 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 or have a volunteer project you wish to have considered, contact Ebony Gillette, AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU,


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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