A major positive for a require Service Hours policy would be how well it can improve kids people skills, including communication, labor skills, and problem solving skills "social science research shows a clear link between volunteerism and a variety of positive outcomes: young volunteers have a greater tendency to vote, do better in school and display less anti-social or negative behavior" (September 4, 2012, Macleans). With positive skills comes positive reinforcement in schools and out in the real world.
Negatively, the Service Hour policy will make students more busy, which leads to stress, that leads to illness, that leads to failure. " she still worries about failure, getting into a good college and making family members proud. And these have led to chronic stomach pain that she says her doctor has linked to stress." (