High School Credit for Volunteering in NJ. Yay or Nay?


Students could soon be allowed to earn high school credits by performing community service, according to a new bill that was approved by the Senate Education Committee last Tuesday.

“Community service projects are important educational experiences for young people. They not only teach students the importance of giving back to their communities, but also provide them with real-world experiences that can help them as they go on to college or to pursue a career,” said Turner (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). “Allowing school boards to establish these kinds of programs is the right thing to do to give our students a variety of learning opportunities. The fact that our towns and cities will also share in the benefit makes implementing the program that much more of a worthy endeavor.”

The bill now heads to the Senate.

Read the full story on the Asbury Park Press.


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