Thursday, January 7, 2016


When?   Monday, January 18, 2016 - MLK Day 2016-

Why?     National Day of Service  -  Make a day on service of a day off from school 

The Casady YAC and Service-Learning Program will continue to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and servant leaders from Casady and Heritage Hall (Rivals on the field, partners in service) who have passed and inspired us with their example: Mr. Larry Bruce, Bennett Hanneman, Mr. Arnel Gil, Dr. Robert Woolsey, Dr. Robbie Johnson, Mrs. Jeannie Rainbolt, Mr. Anthony Shadid, and Mr. Colby Sartin with MLK Day service experiences available to Cyclones, Chargers and the greater Oklahoma City Community.

Where? When? What?   

MLK Day @ the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum  9:45-4:00 pm.

Advocacy and Research Service:   Could I trust my guilt or innocence to science?
Minimum number of volunteers 25. Project facilitated by Mrs. Lynne Porter, Educator Coordinator and Group Reservations, 235-3094 direct line, cell: 761-3737,  Co Facilitator, YLeadOKCasady, Daniela Rodriguez-Chavez'19, Supervisor; Casady Director of Service Learning, Mrs. Carmen Clay:, 405-520-1325.   Some teens will be interviewed by the Museum's Communication Team about the Uncover-Discover - Forensic Lesson      

9:45-9:58            Volunteers meet @ Museum Lobby.  Sign in/ Name tags.  Icebreaker. Photo
10:00-11:30         Museum Tour
11:30-12:15         Uncover-Discover Lab- Forensic Lesson
12:15-1:15           Lunch provided courtesy of Casady UD Director, Dr. Jon Powell
1:15-1:45              Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with Ranger
1:45-2:15              Archives Tour
2:15-2:45              First Person
2:45-4:00              Art Activity and Hope Trunk presentation

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Direct Service Project:  Refurbishing the home of Ronald DeWitt-Clark, 637 E. Eubanks St.  Oklahoma City, OK 73105  Google Map to Mr. Dewitt-Clark's home:
Project facilitated by Brett Crecelius, Project Manager,Rebuilding Together OKC, Work: 405.607.0464, Cell: , Casady YAC teen Co-facilitator, Isaiah L.'17. Site Supervisor: Casady Operations Director, Coach Jim, 405-520-1350 and Coach T.

Casady MLK Day 2012

****Volunteers meet at the Bennett Athletic Center to get name tags, and board activity bus.

****Bring gloves, paint brush.  Wear comfortable clothing that can get paint and closed toe shoes.
****Bring signed waivers

Volunteers 18 years old or oldermust complete the volunteer online application at 
Volunteers under 18 years old must bring signed waiver form.  Get copy of waiver form at Harper or @
**** Read Safety tips and bring signed form
Safety List for Team Leaders 
8:30 a.m.                      Welcome. Group picture. Bus boarding @ Bennett Athletic Center
9:00 a.m-9:30                Sign in and turn in waivers to Mr. Crecelius
Welcome, safety instructions, and training @ Mr. DeWitt-Clark's home by Mr. Brett Crecelius.
9:30 - 4:00                    Scope of work
Scraping, repairing, and painting. Replacing soffit and some of the wood siding.
Rebuilding Together will provide needed tools, but volunteers need to bring gloves and paint brush. Work day will include snack breaks and lunch delivered on site.  Lunch, water, and snacks provided courtesy of Dr. Jon Powell, UD Director.

Home, Homeowner Information
Ronald DeWitt-Clark is a very nice gentleman who has lived in his home for 50+ years and it has gotten hard for him to keep up with the repairs.        

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Indirect Service Project: Packing food for food-4-kids backpacks.

Project facilitated by the Volunteer Coordinators at the Food Bank. Co-Facilitator: MD Service Club.  Site Supervisor: Casady MD Service Sponsor and English Teacher, Mrs. Cherylynn O'Melia,

Afternoon Shift ONLY. 
Arrive 15 minutes before shift starts.  Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes.  Snacks provided by the Food Bank during the break.

1:30   Volunteers gather at Regional Food Bank's Volunteer Center, second Floor. Check in with Mrs. Omelia

1:45- 4:00   Pack food at the Volunteer Center. There will be a hunger simulation workshop at the end of the volunteer experience.  The Food Bank also provides a break with snacks.
Volunteers younger than 18 years old, must bring the parental consent to volunteer signed by parent or guardian. Form available at

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Casady MLK Day 2015  Casady YAC, Mercy School Institute, Heritage Hall, YLOKC

UD Chapel Speaker: January 12, 2016:  Martha King "Mrs. King is a former Catholic nun who was teaching at McGuinness in 1965 when the marchers in Selma asked for female clergy to join them.  Mrs. King flew to Selma and marched." - Elizabeth Anthony

Inspiration and Resources to create a personal service project for MLK Day

Senator Harris Wofford, a YSA Board Member who served as Martin Luther King's lawyer and later led the effort in the US Senate to establish MLK Day as a national day of service, reflects on the importance of making MLK Day "a day on, and not a day off" and extending that service beyond a single day through programs like YSA's Semester of Service in order to truly honor Dr. King's legacy.

Ideas and tools to help you plan a high visibility, high impact MLK Day event include: