Education: A Season for Helping

It used to be work, or simply play, for U.S. high school and college students in the summertime. Then came the big trend to summer study (TIME, Aug. i, 1960). This time the summer trend is to do something useful to help others.

The impetus is neither a desire to play Lady Bountiful nor a shortage of paying summer jobs, but a useful blend of altruism and self-interest. High school seniors yearn to report a substantial entry in that "Civic Work?" blank on college applications; collegians may want to put sociology lectures to practice. The Peace Corps is...

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