A Rockford youth club celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
The Young Eagles Success Club, or YES Club, held its 12th annual MLK Celebration Monday afternoon at First Free Rockford. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti (R) was the keynote speaker. Organizers say they believe the kids in the YES Club can learn from Dr. King’s teachings.
“He was a man of peace [and] unity” said YES Club’s Dianna Cole. “[This] is what our YES Club is all about. It just seems appropriate every year that we celebrate him.”
“We’re here to keep alive all the things [Dr. King] stood for,” said Sanguinetti.