Elizabeth James, DAAS Program Associate and third generation storyteller performed at the 14th anniversary of the University of Michigan’s MLK Children and Youth Program.  Since its beginning in 1998, the MLK Children and Youth Program has attracted approximately 8,000 K-12 student attendees from school communities throughout southeastern Michigan.


This year over 300 students throughout the K-12 school-communities participated in this year’s MLK Children and Youth Day filled with a range of activities planned specifically to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These activities included storytelling, guided discussions and group projects, skits, rap poetry, and a range of musical performances. The day is sponsored by the School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives.