Refugee Immigration Ministry Sponsors Essay Contest

Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

In an essay of approximately 500 words, write what you are doing for others in your community. What inspires you and gives you energy to help others and make your community better?

  • Contest is open to any high school or middle school student
  • Each entry must be the original work of the student author
  • Email entries to by June 15, 2015
  • Entries should include: Name, Grade, and Phone Number
  • Winners will be announced at the RIM Refugee Week Walk on June 27th at Lake Quannapowitt

Additional prizes to be awarded include a box set of leatherbound classic books and a relaxation light donated by Barnes and Noble. Also from Barnes and Noble, a themed bag including a peace symbol puzzle, a peace symbol notepad, a copy of The Fault in our Stars, and a Fault in our Stars T-shirt.

This contest is sponsored by RIM (Refugee Immigration Ministry) in celebration of World Refugee Day. RIM is an interfaith, community-based organization that has served hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Eastern Massachusetts since its founding in 1986. The Metro North RIM Cluster includes volunteers from Malden, Melrose and Wakefield. To register or get more information about the walk go to


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