This article underscores the importance of involving students in volunteerism and civic life. Analyzing a sample of almost 9,500 18 to 26 year olds from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Fordham University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found that voting, volunteerism and activism were all associated with higher income and education levelsSource:
Linda Jacobson, Education DIVE, January 23, 2018Description:
"Volunteering can make youth aware of needs and societal problems that they might not experience otherwise, but whether they are fulfilling a service learning requirement or taking the initiative on their own to help others in the community, researchers suggest that youth want to understand the larger context of who they are trying to help and why."Read the full article here!