CEO and Founder of Challenge Charter Schools, Dr. Les Mullings is welcoming Challenge families along with Queens elected officials, leaders, and the Far Rockaway community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Service Day on Monday, January 18th. The successful annual event offers a time to reflect on the rich legacy of Dr. King followed by participation in area service projects.
Held at Far Rockaway Community Church from 10 a.m. to Noon, the program will feature Challenge Prep scholars, and service projects will take place between 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“I am so pleased that our Challenge scholars are participating on Monday. Dr. King led the difficult path to many of the freedoms that made Challenge schools possible, and this event gives our students a chance to celebrate that history amidst our thriving and diverse Far Rockaway community. His life is proof that positive change is possible, and that type of vision is what we instill in our scholars as not only local but global citizens,” stated Dr. Mullings.
Challenge Prep students will sing at the celebration under the leadership of Music Banks. Regarding the memorable event, Banks noted, “While you are growing into your greatness, be sure to always welcome special opportunities of performance for all occasions.”
The MLK Celebration and Service Day is free and open to the public. Information and petitions for two new proposed Challenge Charter Schools will be available at the event.