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Deadline extended to 11/1: Applications for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects

October 3rd, 2019

Maine Youth Act Mini-grant Program challenges middle and high school aged students to understand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the 'Beloved Community'

AUGUSTA - The Maine Commission for Community Service has extended the deadline to submit applications for 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects. The new deadline is Friday, Nov.1, 2019.

The Maine Youth Act Mini-grant Program challenges middle and high school aged students to understand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the "Beloved Community," and then take action in their community on an issue by planning a volunteer service project. Each project will culminate with activity on MLK Day on Jan. 20, 2020, and all projects must be open to the public.

The Maine Youth Act Selection Committee will choose nine proposals to receive the awards of $750 to support planning and carrying out a student/youth-driven service project. The mini-grants are for nonprofit organizations, civic groups with a nonprofit status, state and local government agencies, faith-based organizations and congregations, local educational institutions, and institutions of higher education.

As noted by The King Center, "Dr. King's Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth," and that human decency will prevail over poverty, hunger, homelessness, and all forms of discrimination.

Maine Youth Act applications must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Click the link to view project criteria and to submit an application.

About the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation was founded in 1993 by the membership of the Grand Lodge of Maine and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code incorporated in the State of Maine. The mission of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is to support various programs throughout the State of Maine, and beyond when appropriate, which will enhance the lives of individuals and communities with Masonic ties. Through our dedicated staff and the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers, our programs and efforts reach individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, click the link to visit the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation Website.