With the year 2000 virtually upon us, the clarion call from both America's businesses and educational institutions is for education reform initiatives to implement creative ways to equip our young people with the skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to be successful in the world of work and as contributing members of a democracy. What responsibility do we as educators have to provide young people with opportunities to discover and apply their special talents and fulfill their personal commitments within the crucible of real work and service experiences? How can our schools help young people develop the skills and attitudes required to succeed in the workplace and at the same time help them prepare for work that will both fulfill them and serve society?
Quest International, "Connecting School to Work & Service Learning: Building a Competent, Caring Workforce for the 21st Century" (1998). School K-12. 14.