Thursday, Sep. 23, 2010

If You're a College Student

Yes, you're swamped with coursework. But college is a time to learn about yourself and your world, and service is a great way to do that.

Service Learning is a rapidly growing educational model that allows students to earn course credit while improving communities. Programs targeting K-12 education are the most commonly available. Contact your registrar.

The Federal Work-Study Program requires colleges to spend at least 7% of their Federal Work-Study dollars on community-service jobs, and many spend much more. That means you can help pay for your degree by tutoring in nearby schools. Contact your financial-aid or student-employment office.

Peace First volunteers in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles help classroom educators teach conflict resolution and civic engagement to help prevent bullying and violence.