Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is observed annually on the third Monday in January
near Dr. King’s actual birthday on January 15th. Nardin Academy joins this observance by
closing on Monday, January 16th.
MLK Day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, who was a Baptist minister and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. While progress in this movement has
been made there is still much work to be done to create an inclusive and equitable world.
Although MLK Day is a federal holiday, it is designed as "a day on, not a day off," and is meant to be a day of service that will help to strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of beloved communities.
As always, Nardin is committed to creating curious and critical learners, who can lead with
confidence, have strength and integrity, who continue to grow through faith and spirituality, who are champions of equity and justice and who serve others with humility and compassion like Dr. King did.
We encourage everyone to reflect on his principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change today, and beyond. We are blessed to continue to work in his legacy.
In Faith and Focus,
Karen R. Brown
Director, Diversity, Equity and Opportunity at Nardin Academy