MLK Day 2021

  • In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the City of Palo Alto along with their partners, created a In-Person & Virtual Dream Tree for the community to post and share their dreams!
    • If you would like to personally write your dream and post it in our Dream Tree, please visit Mitchell Park Community Center where the Dream Tree can be found on a window.
    • If you are not able to come visit our Dream Tree in person, you can still send us your dream! We would write your dream for you and place it on the Dream Tree.

 

  • We will also have a Legacy Walk quote display at Mitchell Park that will be available throughout the week. This Legacy Walk is to highlight portions of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Trivia Scavenger Hunt!
    • The Teen Advisory Board is hosting a scavenger hunt starting on January 18th that will run for a week. This Scavenger Hunt is all about Martin Luther King Jr.’s biography and will be held at Mitchell Park and Rinconada Park. If you would like to participate, please visit @mpteenservices on Instagram for more details. Here are links to the MLK Trivia Scavenger Hunt maps to get you started:

Virtual Dream's Received:

  • "that we can restore trust in our democracy!"

  • “achieving true gender and racial equality in Palo Alto.”

  • “Palo Alto lives up to it’s potential- Diverse Inclusive Equitable Belonging.”

  • “for all transgender youth to be treated equally with respect so they can be who they are.”

  • “for a healed environment.”

  • “putting an end to senseless violence and achieving true equality and respect for all.”

  • “to make universal housing a right for all people.”

  • “for a peaceful world.”

  • “to finally have an equitable society.”

  • “to have a preserved environment for future generations.”

  • “to grow up in an equal and just world.”

  • “for everyone to be treated with kindness.”

  • “for everyone to respect and treat each other equally.”

  • “for our country to not be as divided.”

  • “for a more inclusive Palo Alto with more Black and Latino people actively participating in the community.”

  • “for everyone to come together.”

  • “that people from all walks of life and diverse races and nationalities feel that they belong and are valued and respected in our community.”

  • “that everyone leads every interaction with love and compassion.”

  • “for us all to love one another and respectfully accept each other’s differences.”

  • “for our country to acknowledge in its totality that racism is active in American; and to begin the healing process by dismantling the systematic racism within our economic, medical, financial, educational, etc institutions. To "cash" the blank check that is owed African Americans for over 400 years of racism in whatever form is deed acceptable by the voices of Black American.”

  • “that we move toward being a more united people, respecting and creating more equal justice and opportunities for all, and that our youth will soon be able to begin returning to more normal lives and to experiencing the joys they have been deprived over the past year.”

  • “that our nation will reach a point on unity in which all citizens will be able to acknowledge the injustices various social groups face and work toward breaking down those barriers.”

  • “for equal opportunity and social mobility to exist for every single American.”

  • “for the community to become a large family.”

  • “in 2021 we will reflect on ourselves, as a community and as a nation and realize our common humanity!”

  • “justice and opportunity for all!”

  • “for all people to be treated equally, their right to vote enshrined, and their opportunities as big as their dreams.”

  • “to live in a world of love and cultural understanding.”

  • “a future when race is no longer a constant reminder of status and differential privilege, and people derive their identity from a shared relationship to geography -- their local ecosystems and watersheds, their sources of food, water, and material resources, their climate and seasons, and the natural beauty of their physical home on earth.”

  • "to go to a BTS concert as soon as the pandemic is over."

  • "a good college admission result."

  • "as a planet, we can significantly reduce our output of greenhouse gases."

  • "to find something I'm really passionate about."

  • "to grow up and live in NYC with 2 cats and a dog."

  • " a dog."

  • "to live in a two (or three!) story house with spacious rooms, a modern kitchen, and a library. I want to have the space and means to entertain; I want to raise my future family in a financially stable home. I hope to have a well-paying career that I enjoy, and I hope to travel the world. I want to visit every continent... except maybe Antarctica."

  • "to attend a SEVENTEEN concert and see them again."

  • "to be able to visit my relatives soon."

  • "to become able to play any song I feel like on piano, really well."

  • "to run a 10k this year."

  • "for there to be equal opportunity for all regardless of race, gender, or sexuality."

  • "getting into Stanford."

  • "do well in my following years of high school and discover a path that I enjoy."

  • "to create a company with my friends!"

  • "get into a college and go on a trip with my friends."

  • "that people find happiness and learn to balance mental health!"

  • "that our world will be able to overcome the issue of climate change and address the racial disparities that are being exacerbated by this crisis."