Youth service has become an increasingly viable and favorable solution to the myriad of problems faced by young people and our nation today. The grouping number of service and conservation corps evinces this trend. Today, over 50 service and conservation corps in the U.S. successfully instill the ethics of service and citizenship, as well its adding to the education and job skills of participating young people. Unfortunately, most corps remain relatively small (30- 200 persons) and depend on a combination of federal, state and local funding to support their operations. As a result, no corps has been able to engage large numbers of young people in these worthwhile endeavors.
Cullinan, Matthew S. and Pratt, Carla, "Rekindling the Flame: The CCC and Its Lessons for Today" (1991). Service Learning, General. 273.