Community Education Journal
In April 1861, hours after the smoke cleared at Fort Sumpter, the first volunteer military units from the North were organized in preparation for the battle to preserve the Union. They were from Minnesota.
The North Star State is again mobilizing, capturing some of the fresh air of the service movement sweeping the nation, and adding its own populist brand of citizen involvement. Youth service is blooming in America's heartland, and community educators are leading the way.
Kielsmeier, James C. and Willits, Rich, "Service: Meeting Youth's Need To Be Needed" (1988). Special Topics, General. 47.