Saturday, January 16, 2016

MLK DAY 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 (Youth Active in the Community) and the Casady 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.

Casady UD Chapel Speakers: 1/12/2016

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'96, Volunteer Casady Archivist.S SPEECH HERE .  

Seondre Carolina'15, Ithaca University's MLK Scholar spoke to LD and MD chapels.



MLK DAY 2016

Where? When? What?

MLK Day @ the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum  9:45-4:00 pm.
Advocacy and Research Service:  STEAMS2 Project: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Service, and Spirituality

Will I trust my guilt or innocence to science?  Understanding tragedy, hope, resilience, forgiveness and Oklahoma Standard: ?#‎OklahomaStandard?. Participants will be engaged in crime scene forensics science and Hope Trunk reflective art activity

Project facilitated by Mrs. Lynne Porter, Educator Coordinator and Group Reservations, 235-3094 direct line, cell: 761-3737,  Co Facilitator, Youth LEAD OKCasady, Daniela R.'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.  Free admission to the Museum. Maximum number of volunteers is 30 due to the lab capacity. We reached our minimum to have a First Person speaker!

9:45-9:58            Volunteers meet @ Museum Lobby.  Sign in.   Name tags.  Icebreaker. Photo
10:00-11:30         Museum Tour self-directed.  Group Photo by the indoor water fall.  Snack break
11:30-12:15         Uncover-Discover Lab- Forensic Lesson  If interviewed, permission needed.
12:15-1:15           Lunch provided courtesy of Casady UD Director, Dr. Jon Powell
1:15-1:45             Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with Ranger. Wear weather appropriate clothing
1:45-2:15              Archives Tour with snack break at end of tour
2:15-2:45              First Person
2:45-4:00              Art Activity and Hope Trunk presentation co-facilitated by Lynne & Daniela

Sign-up @ Sign-up genius    Expected attendance: Shannon P., Claire R. Daniela R., Ruby B. Carmen C.. Hannah H., Anna B. , Jose A., Hope B., Isabel O. , Avery R.      
11/30 full capacity of lab!

January 10,2016  YOUTH lLEAD OKC Meeting:
Tour of the Memorial, the Museum, Forensic's Lesson @ lab
and Spanish traditions for New Year's and King's Day


Direct Service: Refurbishing the home of Ronald DeWitt-Clark, 637 E. Eubanks St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105  Google Map to Mr. Dewitt-Clark's home:  Maximum number of volunteers is 30 due to size of the house and the scope of the work.

Project facilitated by Brett Crecelius, Project Manager,Rebuilding Together OKC, Work: 405.607.0464, Cell: , Casady YAC teen Co-facilitator, Isaiah L.'17. Site Supervisors: Casady Operations Director, Coach Jim, 405-520-1350 and Casady Dean of Students, Coach T., (504)-460-8116,

* 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 older, must complete the volunteer online application at 
Volunteers under 18 years old must bring signed waiver form. Get copy of waiver form at 
**** Read Safety tips and bring signed form:  Safety Policy List ts=56977d68   Lead Safety   

Safety List for Team Leaders

8:30 a.m.      Bus departs from Bennett Athletic Center after welcome and group picture.
9:00 -9:30     Sign in and turn in waivers.  Welcome, safety instructions, training at 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 brushes.  Work day will include snack breaks and lunch delivered on site.  Lunch, water and snacks provided courtesy of Dr. Jon Powell, UD Director.

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.     

Volunteers Sign-up @ .  Expected attendance:  Isaiah L., Hallie R., Dylan D., Coach B, Jack R.,  Isabel A., Mallory W., Ellison G. Nurmeen J., Grace P., Coach T. Jaylan W., Naailah J., Dillard B.        (14/30)                                                 
Casady MLK Day 2012 Casady YAC ,Cyclones, Youth LEAD OKC , and (Mercy School Institute



Indirect Service/Advocacy Service: Pack food for Food-4-Kids backpacks program
Project facilitated by the Volunteer Coordinators at the Food Bank. Co-Facilitators: MD Service Club, UD Casady YAC and YLOKCasadyChloey B.19. Site Supervisor: Casady MD Service Sponsor and English Teacher, Mrs. Cherylynn O'  Casady has reserved 75 volunteer spots in the afternoon shift ONLY


Afternoon Shift ONLY.  Arrive 15 minutes before shift starts at 1:30.  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, Middle School students.  Upper Division students check in with Chloey B.

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 provides a break with snacks and water.

Volunteers younger than 18 years old, must bring the parental consent to volunteer signed by parent or guardian. Form available at

Sign-up @ Sign-up genius  Expected attendance: Chloey B and family (5), Mrs. Omelia (50 Middle Division Students and their families) , Alicia Brown (10 OU students), Oksun Lee family(6), Brett R., Brayden M., Mason M.   (74/75)

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

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.