Waynesville students will be participating in their 5th annual MLK Day of Service soon.

 On Thursday, Jan. 12, Waynesville R-VI School District students will participate in the district’s 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, hosted by AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members.

District students and local volunteers will participate in service-learning projects throughout the community, joining thousands of Americans in commemorating Dr. King’s enduring legacy of service. To highlight the spirit of the day and to support the #TIGERWAY, district schools are taking on an impressive array of service opportunities.

Students will participate in creating a district-wide unity chain, which will be displayed at the Pick Educational and Volunteer Facility. This chain will not only bring together Dr. King's vision, but Waynesville students as well. It will serve as a reminder to contribute to the community and that in unity lies strength.
Waynesville High School students will take part in service projects throughout the community.  Simultaneously, Pick students will make dog treats for locals shelters, and they will also assemble the district-wide unity chain. Waynesville Middle School students will participate in 17 service project stations. These will benefit 18 community agencies within Pulaski County.

Also, the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center will provide direct services to community agencies. Approximately 104 students will volunteer 208 hours of service. In addition, the Waynesville elementary schools will be participating in s Secret: MISSION: POSSIBLE project. This will encourage students to do “awesome acts of kindness” during the week and help a friend without their knowledge. Through all of these acts the students will honor Dr. King. Students are given the opportunity to explore their own vision of thoughtful citizenship each year through service to others.


The Community Resource Office (CRO) is a grant-supported department of the Waynesville R-VI School District that manages district volunteers; AmeriCorps school tutors, Club TIGER Afterschool Program, Snack in a Pack Program, student transitions and more. These programs are made possible by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN) and Department of Defense-Education Activity (DoDEA). For more information about the CRO programs or how to get involved, contact (573) 842-2250 or community@waynesvill.k12.mo.us.