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San Antonio Youth Come Together in the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SAN ANTONIO, January 14

Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS) is bringing youth from all backgrounds together to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King through a service learning project. On Monday, Jan. 17, GSCS will host 250 students from St. Luke’s Episcopal School to participate in games and team building activities aimed at teaching teamwork and enhancing self-confidence.

“The service learning project is a way to bring youth from diverse upbringings and different parts of San Antonio together to build character while learning about each other and having fun with youth their own age,” Executive Director Jill Oettinger said.

In addition to crafts, games, and relays, participants will paint a mural in one of the GSCS Youth Department classrooms. As many across the country engage in a day of service this holiday, this is one of the ways Good Samaritan and St. Luke’s are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GSCS Youth Program Manager Jennifer Cook said, “In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, GSCS and St. Luke’s Episcopal School want to instill Dr. King’s powerful message in these children.”

About Good Samaritan Community Services

Since its founding in 1951, GSCS has actively served as a place of change, reaching out to support individuals and families in overcoming the impact of poverty. Our mission, changing lives through excellent community services, is carried out through the delivery of programs and services designed to foster education, character development, healthy living and self-sufficiency. Today the center changes the lives of thousands of people each year through our nationally accredited child development program, after-school youth enrichment, college preparation programs, youth employment training and adult and senior services.

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