Camden Street School in Newark honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It was a very full schedule today in New Jersey to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a day of service at the Camden Street School in Newark.
Fourth-grade students today rehearsed for their part in Martin Luther King Day of service. For the past five years, students, faculty, business leaders and volunteers come together in honor of the path that Dr. King paved.
"My daughter is here, she's in 5th grade and here to help read and bring literacy into light and really make a difference," says volunteer David Mitchell.
Along with the educational aspect, students from the school also did their best to help the community as a whole.
"We're going to have people giving blood today that were signed up by my eighth-grade students, seeing the need for civics and seeing the need to build the community and the role that they play," says Principal Sam Garrison.
There's also outside help from the Morristown-based marketing firm, Marketsmith, in the form of a $20,000 donation to the school.
"We started supporting Camden Street about six years ago; it started with a simple Thanksgiving dinner and today it's grown into a sustainable program," says Jill Draper, with Marketsmith.
Money donated also helped to set up a special, early childhood development classroom called the STEAM Room, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.