Foundation Middle School Hosts Virtual Community Event Honoring Dr. King
On January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King Day, FA Middle School held a special virtual event to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy. The program featured representatives from Trenton organizations that are working throughout our city to support, nurture, heal and inspire the FA school community.
The event theme, “Trenton is Abundant,” was conceived by FA Middle School teacher Shadura Lee to introduce FA to the range of service providers in our community. “Many of us are not aware of the resources available to help people in Trenton impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ms. Lee.
The program kicked off with the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” followed by an original poem by 8th-grade student, Noah Merrit. The remainder of the event focused on the abundant resources that local organizations provide to the Trenton community, including food supply, housing assistance, mental health services, tutoring, and after-school programs.
To conclude the program FA teacher, Summiya Abdul read the poem “Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou, and 9th Grader, Jazmine Saint, performed “Rise Up” by Andra Day. Finally, viewers were left with a powerful and inspiring message from Pastor Boyer of Greater Mt. Zion AME Church.
Click here to watch a recording of the event
Learn more available services in our community
- Trenton Branch NAACP
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
- East Trenton Collaborative
- Trenton United Family Foundation
- Katie Onitiri-Hageman
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Destini Bell is an intern on the Advancement Team. A 2021 graduate of Monmouth University, Destini is a co-founder of Ohemaa Beauty Unlimited, a retail company that offers specialty beauty products. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and cooking.