What is Purpose of 40 Hours of Community Involvement in High School?

If you went to high school in Ontario after the year 1999, you had to complete 40 hours of community involvement to graduate. What was the purpose of this requirement?

The Ontario Ministry of Education wanted passed this requirement for students to "develop an understanding of the various roles that they can play in their community."

This is also known as "Networking."

Many students feel indifferent about the "40 hour rule." Some students will volunteer just to get the hours done instead of volunteering for an experience. Just think about it, high school students can approach almost any large corporation within their community and volunteer without financially profiting the company. This is the early beginnings of networking.

At Luke's Tailored Tutoring we encourage students to volunteer for an experience and to further challenge their capabilities.  

 

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Article created by Menelek Luke, CEO of Luke's Tailored Tutoring