Tucson Citizen reports that while many students and families will be spending the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday off, in Southern Arizona families will be gathering to spend a day giving back to the community. On January 16, 2012 the community will come together for a day of service to pay tribute to the teachings of Dr. King during a day of action sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.
On this “Day On, Not a Day Off” Girl Scouts will join youth from all over Southern Arizona , as well as community organizations for a day of remembrance, connection, and community action.
While Girl Scouts have been actively involved in service learning projects, this is their second year hosting A Day On, Not a Day Off. Debbie Rich, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO, is very proud of the event, which has continued to grow each year. “Dr. King once said, ‘Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve,'" said Rich. "We are thrilled to be going beyond the dream and providing a way to promote unity, help meet community needs, and emphasize the importance of volunteering."