Service Learning

MLK Day 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a more 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.

Sunday, January 17th

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: 7th Annual Hunger Banquet

For the 7th consecutive year, members of the Bonner Leadership Program at High Point University are hosting the Annual Hunger Banquet. Though this year will lack the traditional dinner and in person fellowship, Bonner Leader’s are excited to present this public, community event online. For the 2021 Banquet, we will be analyzing  the way Covid-19 has exacerbated hardships for community partners and citizens alike. By the end of the evening, our hope is to allow attendees to connect with us as students, and to inform the community of one of the largest issues that takes place outside the university gates

Join January 7, 2021 6:00pm

Password: hunger

If you have any questions, contact Laylah Welch at

Monday, January 18th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Worship Service
The High Point University Virtual Worship Service will be held virtually at 11am, January 18th. This year’s keynote Preacher is Rev. Dr. Jonathan Walton. Rev. Dr. Walton is the Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity. See details

6:00 PM- 8:30 PM: Evening Worship Service and Celebration at Williams Memorial CME Church
The evening service will kick off with a pre-recorded video of students presenting their speeches for the oratorical competition followed by the awarding of scholarships. The service will be a worship experience filled with songs of praise. The service will be live-streamed on Williams Memorial’s website.



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.

In the last nine years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers a year, we annual serve on 35-40 projects 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”

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 our AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU, Casey Tyndall at