If you all remember, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on the 03rd of January 2017 on his Facebook page, that as his personal challenge for 2017, he was going to visit and meet people from every state in the USA by the end of the year. True to his promise, the young billionaire who started challenging himself by running 365 miles, read 25 books and also learned Mandarin in 2016 has started his personal challenge journey for 2017 already.
Here is what Mark did today in honour of Martin Luther King Jr day with members of Oak Cliff community in Dallas.
The first state I’m visiting this year is Texas. I’m here in Dallas for work, but I’m also taking time to meet members of our Texas community over the next few days as part of my Year of Travel challenge.
Today I helped plant a garden with members of the Oak Cliff community in Dallas as part of their Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Oak Cliff is a food desert, so the garden we worked on is going to be a source of fresh fruits and vegetables for the community.
As part of the service project, I met some students who go the TAG Magnet School in Oak Cliff — one of the best public high schools in the country. Every freshman at TAG is required to take computer science, and some of the students I talked to have already gotten into schools like MIT.
Thanks to Taylor Toynes for inviting me, and to all the members of the community for sharing their stories. Service events like this are a great reflection of Dr. King’s spirit and his life’s work. And thanks to all of you who participated in a Day of Service in your community .
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