In addition, the county tried requiring parenting classes earlier this year for the families of some children on long-term suspension.The pilot program, paid for with a grant, was so successful that educators are considering offering the classes to parents of students in New Directions, a program at two high schools for students who otherwise would be suspended or expelled.It seems students fall across different parts of the spectrum of eagerness when it comes to mandatory volunteering.
Charity Village decided to examine the challenges and successes of mandatory volunteering for high school students both for individual volunteers and for the sector as a whole.
It’s a trend worth a closer look, a few tweaks and some celebration.
In 1999, Ontario broke new ground in Canada with a requirement that every high school student complete 40 hours of community service outside the classroom before graduating.
New Brunswick premier David Alward promised an Ontario-style volunteer program during his last election.
Other provinces have left the decision up to local school boards. student groups have decried high school volunteer obligations as “slavery,” the idea has created very little controversy in Canada.