Celebrate the Spirit of Dr. King

Every year, United Way of the Greater Triangle offers ways to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Make it a “Day On” rather than a “Day Off. Please join us as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on January 15th, 2024, with the Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh, as we create a fun and safe environment for children & youth to engage in community service.

Our mission calls for us support those who are addressing the needs of those affected most in our communities and continue to provide opportunities for networks to be involved. Volunteers are essential to this event. There is no experience or training necessary! Join us with a spirit of giving as we give to those who need it most.


Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh

(721 N. Raleigh Blvd. Raleigh NC 27610)


01/15/2024 (Mon.)


12:00PM – 3:00PM EDT

“I participated in a thought-provoking exercise centered around the concept of dreaming.  We talked about MLK’s dream and then related the lesson to our own dreams for ourselves and the community.  We then wrote down said dreams on sticky notes, putting them on a communal poster.  I not only enjoyed reflecting on my own dreams, but also reading my peers’ dreams as well. “ 

-Maggie, Empower All participant and rising college freshman

“I saw a lot of young people from a lot of different backgrounds, organizations, and ages coming together. They weren’t just sticking with their clubs; they were building community. I saw them out and excited to be celebrating MLK Day on a day they could have spent at home.”

– Tolulope Omokaiye, Founder & Chief Executive, EVOLVE Mentoring

“Being housed at the Boys and Girls Club was a central location to really talk about the history of a community that serves historically marginalized people. You could feel the energy in the room, people excited to be a part of something bigger than themselves.” 

-Valencia Hicks-Harris, Founder & Executive Director, Empower All