LETTER: Help others, help yourself

I think kids should be required to do community service because it would get kids off their couch and into some physical activities.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I think kids should be required to do community service because it would get kids off their couch and into some physical activities. It would also be a chance for kids to make new friends because of a common trait. Kids might also enjoy community service and join or even start a club.

Much of the community service done is cleaning up a local park. If you're picking up trash, you're moving around and being active. You could also arrange a sporting event for disabled kids and play along. Another community service activity kids enjoy is planting a garden for a nursing home or even around their school.

Generally, many kids are shy because of their likes or dislikes. If kids joined a community service club they might make new friends. Also, some kids might be concerned about homeless people. Therefore, they could try to raise money and donate it to a homeless shelter.

Many kids enjoy groups that do community service, such as 4-H to make new friends and because they enjoy helping the community. Many kids enjoy 4-H and other clubs because after they finish their community service, they can show their work at local fairs. Some kids might even start a club and do a fun community service activity once a month. Also, many high-schoolers might join or start a club in order to graduate.

Many high schools state that you must do at least 60 hours of community service in order to graduate. Do you want to do community service and make a difference or stay that lazy, helpless couch potato?

Morgan Skaff, Grade 6

Perkins Middle School