LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- It’s a project that brought together students, parents, and volunteers. The structure they built will symbolize where the students hope to go in the future.
They're calling it "A Bridge to Tomorrow." The bridge built at Morton Middle School will be covered in words symbolizing where they want to go.
"That bridge symbolizes how we are going to frame the world today, tomorrow, and for years to come" said middle schooler JT Vines
The sixth graders aren't the only students helping. Some high schoolers who went through Morton Middle Schools Leadership Academy still come back to lend a hand.
"It was awesome, I feel like it made me become the person I am today," said high school student Mercy Teah. "Because it just made me be so much more responsible and like, putting other people before myself."
The event is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and his vision of justice and equal opportunity.
"We want to become the beloved community that Martin Luther King talked about," said 4Kids director Carol Gullett.
That bridge was designed so that I can be disassembled and taken to other schools to be displayed.