On this third Monday of January, we’re reflecting on the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.
Just as the MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to come together to take action to make our communities great, Globe University & Minnesota School of Business also wanted to highlight the hard work our students and employees do for their communities.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
“Our employees show they care every day when they help our students achieve their dreams in education, encouraging them to do the same for others and for their communities, and continue to show how to make the world a better place,” Kaye Myhre, Vice President of Globe University & Minnesota School of Business, said.
Globe University’s mission is “We Care.” Our efforts are not limited to a company-wide Community Service Day each spring. We demonstrate We Care through year-round volunteer work and service projects interlaced within our communities.
Just one of the many examples is Globe University’s partnership with Youth Frontiers, sponsoring retreats across multiple campuses. Youth Frontiers is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that partners with schools to build positive communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Its vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom in America. Youth Frontiers’ goals directly align with the Globe University & Minnesota School of Business’ We Care mission of building communities through education.
“We Care is so integral to everything we do, and working with Youth Frontiers is one of the ways we love helping thousands of local high school students gain important skills they will use throughout their lives,” Mindy Myhre, director of community service and charitable giving, said.
High schools across Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Sioux Falls area are eligible to apply for a retreat funded entirely by Globe University & Minnesota School of Business for the 2015-206 school year. We are accepting applications until Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, a special extension. Schools will be notified if they have been selection by Feb. 15, 2016.
Since 2007, more than 11,500 students have attended 70 sponsored retreats that focused on respect, responsibility and wisdom.
Whether it’s providing free veterinary service for animals, helping the elderly, protecting nature or donating to a great cause, GU & MSB believes we all need to help wherever and when ever we can.
Martin Luther King Jr also said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Many of our students have had a life full of challenges and want to break through that mold and become something that they hoped and dreamed to do. It is such a rewarding feeling when all of us can help change lives and provide an experience that is memorable and leads to a new life. We are all so fortunate,” Kaye Myhre said.
Think about giving back to your community. You get so much more back than you give. Find a volunteer opportunity near you here.
Here are the 10 most tweeted Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, according to USA Today:
- “The time is always right to do what is right.”
— ledisi (@ledisi) January 15, 2016
2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Darkness cannot drive out Darkness; only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out Hate; only Love can do that MLK pic.twitter.com/EHfytVBvG5
— Dr. Ramani Durvasula (@DoctorRamani) December 12, 2015
3. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
— Mark Kido (@Mark_Kido) January 15, 2016
4. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— #MLKNOW (@UnitedBlackout) January 13, 2016
5. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 8, 2016
6. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/UH5Y9dHorS
— Roy Bennett (@InspiringThinkn) December 24, 2015
7. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” pic.twitter.com/qvSq4tzvfh
— Michael Kaplan (@mkaplanPMP) July 25, 2015
8. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/ocOSL0PSj3
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) November 15, 2015
9. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
— RanMan (@ranman09) December 11, 2015
10. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/H0mSCML7XW
— Gina Humber (@ghumber720) October 19, 2015