KARAT 5: SERVICE
“It is better to give than it is to receive.” Most of us would agree. Yet, our public education system dedicates minimal, if any portion of the school day for students to gain knowledge while giving back to their communities. For students attending large urban schools, such opportunities are even scarcer because of inadequate staffing needed to oversee community service projects. Plus, the average teen doesn’t know how to select an organization where he or she can regularly volunteer.