Monday, April 10, 2017

Pros for Service hours in Bettendorf High school are making difference in people’s community and country, and can be good for College. Service hours can improve your Problem solving skills, help communities, and improve your teamwork capability. Service hours can even help with individual health, according to National and Community Service “those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates in depression later in life than those who do not volunteer”. Service hours can not only benefit you, but will make a difference in in their community and country. Service hours can make students who want to go to college, make them look better them to get them into a better college.

The cons for implementing Service hours in Bettendorf high school is that requiring Service hours can distract students from their homework and prevent them from doing any after school activities. If Bettendorf high school commanded students to Service hours, in the future they might have a less than likely chance to volunteer again in the future. According to The Calabasas Courier “students with after school jobs have even less time than others to complete these hours”. If we made it mandatory for students at Bettendorf high school to volunteer students would have less time for extracurricular activities, their jobs, and homework.

I do not think we at Bettendorf high school should make Service hours mandatory. I think we should make it a choice to do Service hours, instead of making it mandatory. If we made it mandatory students wouldn’t feel as obligated to volunteer in the future. The reason Service hours can be good for people is because they get to volunteer for themselves and lets people have a sense of pride for the work they did for their community.


  1. I disagree with you in the part that you say if you do more volunteer hours, then you can get into a better college. I disagree with this because I believe colleges look at academics, extra curricular activities through school etc. other than volunteer hours. Other than this, I completely agree with your pros and cons.

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