STAMFORD - Some students in Stamford honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and his mission to promote peace and community service by volunteering today.

More than 200 teens and adults filled the auditorium at Trailblazers Academy in Stamford for a morning of poetry, performances and singing.

The participants then spent the afternoon volunteering at various community organizations.

Organizers of the event say the day was meant to be both fun and educational.

"The acknowledgement of MLK's teachings, to continue to promote peace and engage community members," says Patricia Williams, director of the Service for Peace Program.

The day ended back at Trailblazers Academy with Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday celebration.