Community service allows your child to make a difference in the lives of those needing the most help.
While these programs can earn your child some money to pay for college, that's nothing compared to the experiences, the satisfaction, and the friends your child can meet while helping others.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
Through AmeriCorps, students can receive money to help pay for college. Serve full time, usually for a term lasting 10 - 12 months, to be eligible for an education award of up to $4,725. Working part time offers eligibility for partial awards.
For more information, visit AmeriCorps.
Over 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 76 countries, working to bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Volunteers receive intensive language and cross-cultural training to become part of the communities where they live. They speak the local language and adapt to the cultures and customs of the people they work with.
Learn more about the Peace Corps.