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6th Annual MLK Service Day

Mon, Jan 20 | Time & Location Varies

In 1994, former President Bill Clinton signed the King Holiday and Service Act into law, turning MLK day into an official day of service. Veritas will honor this day on Jan 20 by holding a community day of service instead of classes. We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year.

Important dates to be aware of:
  • Fri, Dec 6 - Fri, Jan 10: Sign-up to serve
  • Fri, Jan 10: Sign-ups close, all Driver Affidavits forms completed and turned-in to any Veritas Academy office 
  • Mon, Jan 20: Serve!

MLK Service Projects by School

 

Any Age Student Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. Due to the amount of parent involvement required to make this day a success, it is not mandatory for your child to participate; however, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity and serve our community as a family. 

Grammar School students must serve with an adult.  We have identified these projects as ideal projects for families with all ages; however,  anyone who has in interest in serving these organizations is welcome to sign-up.  If these projects are all full, remember that students can serve on projects designated for younger ages (Ii.e.. SL on a GS), but students can not serve on projects designated for older than their age (i.e. SL on an SR).

Service Projects for 2020:
 
10:00am  |  7501 W. Highway 290, Austin, TX, 78736
 
 
10:00am  |  Vimont Home
 
 
10:30am  |  7501 West Highway 290, 78736     
 
 

Grammar School Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. Due to the amount of parent involvement required to make this day a success, it is not mandatory for your child to participate; however, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity and serve our community as a family. 

Grammar School students must serve with an adult.  Students should dress in a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans and comfortable shoes unless indicated otherwise on a specific sign-up. 

Service projects for 2020:

9:00am  |  Griffin Home
 
 
9:00am  |  Peckman Home
 
 
9:30am  |  Green Home
 
 
9:30am  |  Adams Home
 
 
9:30am  | Bomar Home
 
 
9:30am  | Silkett Home
 
 
9:30am  |  Lee Home
 
 
 

School of Logic Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve together on Martin Luther King Day this year. All students should sign-up to participate in a project.  SL students may volunteer without an adult; however, we need adult volunteers to chaperone, assist, and drive students to the projects. SL students may serve any project except SR projects (SL/R, SL, GS, or Any Age).  Please read the details for each project in the links above or below for start times, project locations, and end times. Students should dress in a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans, and comfortable shoes unless indicated otherwise in Sign-Up Genius

Service Projects for 2019:

 
9:00am  |  Banta Home
 
 
9:00am  |  2310 Bliss Spillar Rd, Manchaca, TX 78652
 
 
9:30am  | Deiss Home
 
 
9:30am  | Cassidy Home
   
 
9:30am  |  Lensing Home
 
 
9:30am  |  Ingram Home
 
 
12:00pm  |  Meet on Campus to Carpool
 
 
12:45pm  |  Meet on Campus to Carpool
 

SL/R Service Projects

 
9:00am  |  Meet on Campus to Carpool
 
 
9:00am  |  453 Bridgestone Way, Buda TX 78610 
 
 
9:30am  |  Wood Home
 
 
10:00am  |  4403 Russell Dr. Austin, TX 78745 
 
 
10:00am  |  Strock Home
 

School of Rhetoric Service Projects

We are excited about all the service opportunities for you and your family to serve our community on Martin Luther King Day this year.   All students should sign-up to participate in a project.  SR students may serve on any project scheduled for the day (SR, SL/R, SL, GS or Any Age).  Please read the details for each project in the links above or below for start times, project locations, and end times.

Service Projects for 2020:
 
8:30am  |  7104 McNeil Dr, Austin, TX 78729 (Transportation Available)
 
 
9:00am  |  2310 Bliss Spillar Rd, Manchacha, TX 
 
 
10:00am  |  4611 Manchaca Rd. Austin. 78745
 
12:00pm  |  Meet on Campus to Carpool
 
12:45pm  |  9301 Hog Eye Rd Suite 950, Austin, TX 78724 (Transportation Available)
 
 
1:30pm  |  9301 Hog Eye Rd Suite 950, Austin, TX 78724

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
  1. Sign up for a Service Project (see above).
  2. If you have elected to purchase items to donate as part of your service project, please make a note in your calendar to purchase and bring the item(s) with you when you serve on Jan 21.
There will be NO ONSITE PROJECTS at Veritas Academy. All projects start times and locations are listed per project in Sign Up Genius.
 

All students should wear a Veritas t-shirt, blue jeans, and comfortable shoes unless otherwise instructed in Sign Up Genius.

 

Yes, please review the options given for GS or Any Age Student. These are designated to allow families with students of all ages to serve together.

 

Projects listed under Any Age Student really are for any age. In addition, stuffing bags for the military with Operation Gratitude would be fun and easy for younger children. We realize it may be challenging for toddlers to stay engaged. We hope that by having projects that meet in homes, there is enough room for toddlers to play if older kids are still working on the project.
 

 

We understand that not all employers give their employees Martin Luther King Day off as a holiday. We encourage SL students to sign-up to serve with friends and then the families can carpool. In addition, we have designated several projects where transportation from Veritas Academy is available.

Contact Us:

 

Abby Ellyson
Shines Coordinator
Important Dates
Fri, Dec 6
Sign-Ups Open Online
 
Fri, Jan 10
Deadline to Sign-Up
Driver Affidavits Due
 
Mon, Jan 20
Serve!

A Few Organizations & Ministries Served on MLK Service Day