Volunteer with Starbucks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with MLK Week of Good

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At Starbucks, we believe that the positive actions we take together strengthen our communities and make us all better. Join us as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by becoming community leaders through virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities with the organizations below during MLK Week of Good, Jan. 17-23, 2022.

Become a youth mentor with MENTOR

Mentoring amplifies change, one relationship at a time. Begin your path to mentorship with MENTOR and learn how to develop a mentoring mindset to help young people feel encouraged, inspired and empowered.

After completing this workshop, you will feel prepared to connect with young people in search of a mentor in your area. Join a live session or take it at your own pace.

LIVE Mentoring Mindset Workshop

Mon., Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST
Join this 50-minute live session hosted by MENTOR via Zoom.

SELF-PACED Mentoring Mindset Workshop

Join MENTOR's self-paced workshop to learn about the mentoring mindset.


Explore your purpose with City Year

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Help advance educational equity with City Year, so that every student has access to learning opportunities and resources.

Knowing Your Why is a workshop designed to help participants develop a deeper understanding of diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity – a journey that begins with self-reflection. Follow along in a 10-minute video session about how to identify your purpose with City Year Chief Equity Officer Stephen Spaloss.

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Help prepare young people for economic success with Junior Achievement

Share your life lessons in response to questions from today’s teens through Junior Achievement’s JA Connect, a free, online education portal designed to help students acquire knowledge and practice new skills.

Bring your enthusiasm, life experience, and willingness to teach young people about how you took chances in pursuit of your dreams. This exercise is self-directed and can be completed in 5-15 minutes.

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Find local volunteer events with Meetup

Looking for a way to volunteer in your local community? Find in-person and virtual events with Meetup, a platform that fosters connections and community.

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About The Starbucks Foundation Youth Equity Grants

Since 2020, The Starbucks Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants to date to support national nonprofits that have served more than 100,000 young people of color. Nonprofits including MENTOR, City Year and Junior Achievement are among these grant recipients that help play an important role in bridging the opportunity gap and building thriving and equitable communities. Learn more about The Starbucks Foundation’s commitment to youth equity here.

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Starbucks to lead first-ever city-wide reusable cup project in California with NextGen Consortium