Community Service Hours Required in Middle and High School

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Community Service Hours Required in Middle and High School
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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 7:33pm

On Friday Nathaniel's great grandma and great aunt on bio moms side came to pick him up to stay over night w/ them.

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Registered: 04-05-2003

I know our local charter school requires cs hours.

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Registered: 07-25-2007

Isn't madatory volunteerism an oxymoron?

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See my view on community service is u give back to our community. If u had a positive experience with a church group or youth league why not give back by giving ur time. May seem like its a comfort zone but it can also be viewed as a thank u to those volunteers who took time out for u. The hockey program Liam did was 100% volunteer but not just parents older kids who went through it help out. That's a big thing in a lot of sports having older kids volunteer with younger and there are plenty of lessons and values to learn.

My dn is in a charter school it's k-12 the high schools must do cs. The school is big on the school community' so lots of cs options are within the school
Helping with the younger grades running after school programs. Dn is in one and its good she has sting roll models from her school community. Lots of catholic schools encourage the internal volunteers and u don't have issues with that. Again cs is also about giving back to your community whether it be ur city or ur school or church
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Registered: 08-31-2009

Luckily for us, getting middle/high school help for VBS is easy-- it's the adults that are hard!




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I don't know why things like helping at VBS or day camps or elementary school events should be considered cheating.

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cmkellie wrote:

I can see it being a burden on many working parents though. And it's not as if schools have a lot of extra funds to work on a program to transport the kids to and from volunteer jobs. I'm sure that can be a huge hurdle.


Yet these same parents have their kids shuttled between various after school activities.




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Registered: 11-18-2008
momto2xys wrote:

Most of the school district around here require community service hours.

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Registered: 08-31-2009

Most of the school district around here require community service hours.




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Registered: 11-18-2008
It sounds like a great idea to me. Besides doing something good for your community, it exposes one to career opportunities at the same time.

A friend of mine had a whole semester of community service in high school. I honestly can't remember exactly how it worked but the kids didn't take any classes during that period of time. I want to say it was a whole semester but that seems long. Maybe it was certain days of the week and they spent the entire time at their chosen place.
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My old high school has been reguiring it since year after I graduated, but a large part of my graduating class had to do it as a requirment for confirmation through the catholic church. Most either volunter as a candy stripper at the hospital or through the city youth leagues. My mom gets a few in her nursing home but for the most part the kids are there to get there hours in and really don't learn much. Again its been going on in my hometown for 18 years now and the kids are just as spoiled and selfish as the years before. Maybe they are a tad more gratful for the smart phone and car but as long as mom and dad still handing them just about everything they want and more the school reguiring them to do community service to graduate isn't going to be a HUGE eye opener.

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