Community service does not in any way help students it helps the person or thing receiving the service provide for free by our students. In the long run community service does not benefit the student. Also some may believe that forcing students to complete 75 hours of community service will give students a good experience. As a matter of fact, this in no way will be a good experience for students. They will be extremely stressed and anxious about graduating and about not being able to complete 75 hours of community service.
Nowadays, community service has become a fully organized integral part of social life for people to engage in “activities that address human and community needs”. (Wikipedia) On the other hand, Community service is also an essential component of service-learning course system, as a method of teaching that “encourages a heightened sense of community, civic engagement and personal responsibilities”. (Wikipedia) Different from traditional volunteerism, service-learning program is a form of experiential education where students can apply their classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies in thoughtfully organized service, coordinated with the communities. The social service movement was initiated by the establishment of Toynbee
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something that can be done to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this is when I was part of the Martin Luther King day of service at Stockton University two years in a row. I sewed pillows and made pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society. Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to a club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass.
In addition, higher skilled people will enter the work force which will give them more opportunities. The benefits of attending a free community college would greatly outweigh the small amount of time it takes to get a degree from a community college.
Then, I stared at serving spoon I held in my hands as I prepped myself to serve the crowd of homeless people. Although, I was apprehensive at first, my experience working at the soup kitchen introduced me to my love for community service. In 2012, I was a member of Students Helping and Reaching Everybody (S.H.A.R.E), a volunteering club, at Seoul American High School. S.H.A.R.E provided students the opportunity to volunteer both inside the military base and outside in the city Seoul, South Korea. Initially I joined the club as an extra-curricular activity and community service for future college applications.
Generally, when students help out in the community they do it because they care. Currently, at Redondo Union High School, students are not required to maintain a specific number of volunteer hours to graduate. Every now and then administration discusses making volunteer hours a graduation requirement, and whether it would help or hinder the student population. Volunteering in our community should be required because it will allow RUHS students to gain a fresh outlook on life, but this requirement would only be beneficial to students if there was not an unrealistic standard. Most students at our highly praised school strive to be accepted by a four-year university.
Eighteen percent of children depend on afterschool programs to provide a secure and encouraging environment, stimulate learning, and fill the gap between when the school day ends and when the workday ends. In communities across the United States, it has been proven that 11.3 million children are without supervision between the hours of three and six p.m. Thus, the need for afterschool programs is continually increasing; therefore, it is important that as a community the focus on the implementation and improvement of these programs are a priority so that children participating in these programs receive the best care and attention. Additionally, many children who participate in afterschool programs benefit in several ways. Although some parents are uncomfortable with enrolling their children in afterschool programs,
In April 2016, I participated in my high school´s interim program. I chose to participate in the service group, which would entail working on different projects in our school, in our community, and beyond. Throughout this week-long program, I was placed in different groups of other students from my school. Our overall goal that week was to serve others with gladness, and make a difference wherever and however we were able. The first day of the week, the entire service group worked on different projects throughout our high school.
For example, reading to elementary school kids, passing out water at marathons or making blankets for homeless people. Link Crew: I was a link crew leader for the freshman orientation. I helped them get to know the school and feel more comfortable. CSF: I kept my GPA up and I completed 10 hours of community service in school and 10 hours of community service outside of school in one semester Service Learning: For my service learning project I did the Malala fund. My advisory class gathered clothes every week and at the end we sent it out, where it would be sold and part of the money would help fund new schools so girls could get an education.