New Guidebook: September of Service

Posted by on September 6, 2002

This past Saturday, August 31, President Bush used his weekly radio address to announce a new resource that will help educators develop habits of service in their students. As part of the President’s “September of Service” initiative, more than 130,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools, home schools and after-school programs throughout the country will shortly receive Students In Service to America: A Guidebook for Engaging America’s Students in a Lifelong Habit of Service. The resource guide was developed jointly by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Education, the Points of Light Foundation, and the USA Freedom Corps. As the President states in his introductory letter to the Guidebook, “America’s young people will be a powerful force in our effort to overcome evil with good. I look forward to the results their service will have in America’s communities and in their development as citizens of the greatest democracy on earth.” To read the President’s radio address and fact sheet, visit .

Students in Service to America will help educators, community groups, and others offer students the opportunity to respond to the President’s Call to Service-his challenge to each American to give at least two years of service to others over the course of a lifetime. Use the book as a resource and guide on developing effective programs of service and civic engagement among students in your community.
Access an online version of the Guidebook at

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