Helping Others Helps Rock the Vote
A new study from CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, suggests that students in service-learning programs are more likely to say they enjoy school and that they plan to vote. “Service-learning,” or “sustained community service projects that are closely connected to formal instruction and curriculum,” could describe many youth media programs. The report also explores the conditions that make for effective service-learning. For example, such a program must last at least a semester.