All too often adults have cornered the market on helping. They work within voluntary organizations and church groups to meet the needs of the community. for many this service continues within their jobs as educators and social service providers. Occasionally a place is cast aside for youth to participate. The challenge becomes how to involve troubled youth in helping others to reap the benefits popularized in the phrase "It is more blessed to give than to receive." If there is strength to be derived from.giving, then let us be creative in sharing these opportunities with those who have more to gain from the benefits. Service learning is one way of allowing youth to improve their self concepts through giving of themselves to others in need.
Allen, Alec J. and Mitchell, Martin L., "Helping The Community: An Untapped Resource for Troubled Children" (1982). Special Topics, General. 37.