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Red Hook Youth Court Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our Youth Court Members celebrated his legacy by participating in a discussion centered on Dr. King. Our members learned some interesting facts about Dr. King and this lead to discussions about his use of civil disobedience in the Civil Rights Movement and the man behind the dream.
Dr. King’s contributions to our society are extremely appreciated and together the Youth Court Members wanted to honor him, so in their own “I Have Dream” speeches many members dreamt of a world being tolerant of all different sexes, races, and religions. Their dreams also consisted of achieving their own personal goals which included being role models for other youth, and wanting a world in which there was less violence and people going hungry.
In addition to the discussion, the Red Hook Youth Court Members donated coats to the New York
Cares Coat Drive at the 76th Precinct as their act of service. As we all know, this winter has been very cold so our members wanted to give back to those who did not have a coat for this frigid weather this winter.

Megan Gilmartin,
Youth Court Intern

Red Hook Youth Court Members share their own "I Have a Dream"speeches
Red Hook Youth Court staff dropping off donated coats at the 76th Precinct  


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