The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C.
A volunteer was helping an older boy with a homework assignment about Martin Luther King Jr – the child was having trouble answering the question, “Why are you thankful for MLK?” – realized he was not familiar with the history or legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The volunteer spent the rest of Playtime talking about the civil rights movement and the work of MLK. They even did a math problem to calculate how old MLK would have been today – the boy realized he would have been his grandfather’s age! The boy concluded at the end of the night that he was thankful that blacks and whites can now do homework together.
Learn more at: Homeless Children’s Playtime Project