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William Penn Charter Families Support PAL to Honor MLK

David Kern, Head of Penn Charter Lower School reviewed Civil Rights history with volunteers

David Kern, Head of Penn Charter Lower School reviewed Civil Rights history with volunteers

On January 20th, approximately 200 William Penn Charter School students and their families volunteered with PAL to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. For weeks leading up to the event, the Penn Charter community collected new Homework Club supplies, books and sports equipment to donate to PAL. The items will be used to enhance programs for hundreds of children at PAL centers across Philadelphia.

All volunteers met at the school for an inspirational lesson about Dr. King and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The discussion inspired volunteers to work hard for the rest of the day. Kindergarten and first grade students sorted the donated items and packed bags for PAL’s summer STEM program, Camp Invention. Second and third graders made basketball-themed key chains for participants at the upcoming PAL Basketball Carnival. Fourth and fifth grade students traveled to The Lighthouse community center in West Kensington to paint and clean classrooms.

PAL thanks Penn Charter for successful second annual MLK Day of Service.

4th and 5th grade students and their parents painted The Lighthouse gym

4th and 5th grade students and their parents painted The Lighthouse gym

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