The controversy surrounding whether or not community service hours are required to graduate from high school has caused trouble for the Green Bay High School systems. Many dissatisfied students are opposing the requirement of 24 hours of community service to graduate from their institution of learning, while others argue in favor. This issue has generated a lot of debate in the district, with supporters and opponents arguing over whether or not it is necessary to complete community service.
The school system argues that by implementing a community service requirement, it will help to promote good citizenship among the student body and help to engage them in their community. They state that by having students perform various types of work within the community, it will ultimately make them more well-rounded individuals who are able to give back.
On the other hand, many students feel as if this is an unfair demand and that they should not have to complete hours of community service in order to graduate. They argue that their time is already limited as it is and that adding on another commitment will only serve to further complicate things. In addition, some students feel as if they should be paid for their time spent working within the community and that this should not be considered as a “service.”
This is a very complex issue that does not have a clear-cut answer. There are valid arguments on both sides and it ultimately comes down to what the school system feels is best for its students. In the end, it is up to the school board to make the final decision on whether or not to implement a community service requirement for graduation.
Supporters of the community service project claim that if high school students complete their 24 hours of community service, they will mature into decent members of society. They think that by performing community service and giving back to their neighborhood, children will gain a deeper understanding of what the real world is like.
In addition, they feel that this will develop a sense of social responsibility in young people and future generations.
Opponents to the community service project claim that it is unfair to force students to do something that they may not be interested in. They argue that some students already have a busy schedule with extracurricular activities and homework, and adding another commitment might be too much for them. In addition, they believe that community service should be voluntary and not mandatory.
Community service will help students learn important life lessons while also making them feel good about themselves for assisting others in need. The protestors have responded with a solid argument. They believe that if high school students are made to do community service they will regard it as a punishment and something they must do because it is required, instead of seeing it as something they wish to do because it is the correct thing to do.
This could lead to resentment and a negative attitude towards those who are receiving the services. Also, community service should be something that is freely given not something that is forced upon someone. High school students should have a choice whether or not they want to participate in community service projects. If they are given the opportunity to do so, they may find that it is something that they enjoy and want to do on a regular basis. Community service should be encouraged but not required. High school students should have the freedom to choose whether or not they participate.
Students will remember the community service projects they were forced to complete throughout high school, and those experiences will influence their views on community service for the rest of their lives.
This is not only unfair to the future generation of students, but it also takes away from the good that community service does in society. It is important for students to have a positive outlook on giving back to their communities, and this can only be done if they are given the choice to participate in community service projects.
While some may argue that community service should be mandatory in order to graduate from high school, I believe that it should be a voluntary activity. Community service is a way for students to give back to their communities, and it should be something that they do because they want to, not because they have to. If students are forced to do community service, they will only see it as a chore and will not get the full benefits of the experience.
The benefits of community service are numerous. Students who participate in community service projects can learn new skills, meet new people, and build relationships with their peers and adults. They can also gain a better understanding of the needs of their community and the importance of giving back. Community service gives students a chance to make a difference in their community, and it should be something that they do because they want to, not because they have to.
If you believe that community service should be a voluntary activity, please sign this petition. By signing this petition, you are agreeing that community service should not be mandatory in order to graduate from high school.
In addition to the already hectic schedules of high school students, another layer of stress would be created by having to complete mandatory community service hours. Many students are juggling school, clubs, jobs, and other responsibilities; adding community service on top of that would make it hard for them to succeed.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average high school student spends about 6.8 hours outside of school doing homework each week. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get 8-10 hours of sleep every night, which leaves very little time in a day for anything else. With all of these time commitments, it would be close to impossible for students to find enough time in their schedules to complete the necessary 24 hours of community service.