To honor Martin Luther King Day, AmeriCorps service members spread their goodwill among three grade schools in the Butte school district on Monday.
VISTA worker Meghan Boyce, 31, read “My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Debbie Mueller’s third-grade class in the West Elementary School library as part of Read for Peace Day.
“That Martin Luther King had four sons,” said Kershaw Mellott, 9, afterward. “He wanted all his children to be judged by their actions, not the color of their skin.”
Well-behaved and hunkered down in one corner of the library, the students gave Boyce their full attention.
“It’s pretty great,” said Boyce, who soon wraps up a year working for Volunteers in Service to America, at the local Habitat for Humanity. “The students already know a lot more than I thought they would.”