High schools mandating community service for graduation
For example, I know that our local churches and youth groups do community service annually.Doing things for the community can help introduce students to important people that may help them later in life.The move was sold as a way to improve civic engagement and enhance students’ personal development, and it instantly created a huge source of free labour for a variety of charitable and community organizations.
Volunteer work has become a key requirement of the secondary school education process from coast to coast.
As a result of political, cultural, and legislative focus on community service, the number of college students who participated in community services while in high school has steadily increased over the past two decades.
According to the Cooperative Intuitional Research Program, about one-third of first-year college students graduated from high schools with some type of requirement for service.
As a result, causes across the community have benefitted and students have taken on a new sense of responsibility.
The SSL hour requirement lets students establish social partnerships while addressing recognized needs.