CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSStudents at The Swain School, Salisbury Township, observed the Martin Luther King Day Jr. National Day of Service Jan. 15 by volunteering their time. ABOVE: Volunteers from The Swain School volunteer at Allentown’s Sixth Street Shelter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 15 including Machua Muchugia, a student at The Swain School, Kylie Rodriguez, who teaches fifth
RIGHT: Lucy Deyton, a student at The Swain School and her mom, Jennifer Kleckner, of Allentown, are among those creating program materials for Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship of Nazareth. The activity at The Swain School was part of the school’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Madi Reger, of East Greenville, an alum of The Swain School, helps with the animals at Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, one of the sites of the school’s MLK Day of Service activities.
Libby Pinkham, a student at The Swain School and her mom Wendy, of Allentown, clean stalls at The Gress Mountain Ranch in Orefield. They were among about 30 volunteers.
Those attending the MLK program at Allentown’s Literacy Center are greeted by Swain students Brooke Stevenson, of Quakertown; Reese Wilten, of Bethlehem; Amelia Tuerk, of Allentown; Andrew Collins, of Fogelsville; Sophia Rampersaud, of Orefield; Emera Humphreys, of Allentown and Ava Collins, of Fogelsville.
THE SWAIN SCHOOL
Students observe MLK Day with volunteer service
Families from The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, volunteered for the national Day of Service Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
About 125 students and family members participated at five sites, including The Gress Mountain Ranch, Orefield; Flint Hill Farm, Coopersburg; Sixth Street Shelter; The Literacy Center in Allentown; and a site at Swain where volunteers created program materials for Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship in Nazareth.
“In addition to the lessons we share with our students about Dr. King’s life and the important work he did, we wanted to use MLK Day as a time to reinforce our year-round commitment to volunteering and community service,” Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster, head of the school, said.
The Swain community also collected donations for several of the sites.