At the 2011 annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, the Unity Institute Student Association (UISA) received a love offering during the lunch program. This love offering was the inspiration of the MLK planning team and will support a deserving teen in attending the International Youth of Unity (YOU) Conference at Unity Village this coming August 2011.
When the planning team first met in November 2010, I asked if a love offering was received during the MLK Day program at Unity Inn. Hearing that it had never been done, I proposed that UISA initiate this as a scholarship for YOU.
The total amount raised combined with the same initiative on the Sunday before MLK Day at the “Bessie Coleman Story” was in the neighborhood of $900! This is enough to fully support two teens in attending International YOU this summer at Unity Village.
To be eligible for a “Seed,” teens are required to write an essay about Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous speech and describe how YOU and Unity have helped them realize their dream. According to Jane Simmons, there are already teens who are planning to participate. The recipients will then share their essays at the IYOU event, “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the NOW,” being held August 1-6, 2011.
If you choose to contribute to this scholarship fund, please CLICK HERE.