College Students Honor MLK by Volunteering at Palm Beach Zoo

January 18, 2013

Giving back to the community… that’s what students from Palm Beach Atlantic University will be doing on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by volunteering at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Every year, the students honor the slain civil rights leader’s legacy of service by taking part in what’s called the MLK Challenge, where they volunteer at six different locations across Palm Beach County. This year like in years past, the students selected the Palm Beach Zoo. Twenty to thirty students will help landscape and beautify the Zoo’s 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. This service project is one the students and Zoo staff look forward to every year – a chance to get their hands dirty, enjoy nature and enhance the park for the Zoo’s animals and guests.

The students are part of the University’s extensive community service program, Workship, a combination of the words “work” and “worship.” They dedicate 45 hours of service each year.

Palm Beach Zoo welcomes groups to volunteer – schools, scout troupes and corporations. For more information, contact the Volunteer Office at 561-533-0887 x239.

About Palm Beach Atlantic University: Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968. As Florida’s top Christian college, it has an extensive community service program known as Workship, a combination of the words “work” and “worship.”

 

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