OG&E employees are celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with its annual MLK Week of Service.
Dr. King said, “everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” Public service is a core value at OG&E and one way the electric company lives out this value is by volunteering in the communities it serves. We can all carry forward Dr. King’s message of unity, service, and love by getting involved and giving back.
The highlight of this annual week of service is OG&E employees reading to first graders across the electric company’s service area. This year, OG&E volunteers will read to first-grade classrooms at 30 schools in 13 cities across Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The 2024 MLK Week of Service kicked off with William Sultemeier, OG&E’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, reading to students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Oklahoma City.
The book, “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” details the impact of Rosa Parks and King, Jr. and teaches students that anyone can be great and stand up for their rights.
OG&E donates copies of the book to each classroom so students and teachers can pass down Dr. King’s important legacy for years to come.
OG&E employees will further honor the life and legacy of Dr. King by joining Oklahoma City’s annual MLK Jr. Holiday Parade.
Source: OGE release