Can National Service Heal America? Could Augment & Supplement National Guard; Provide Training, Employment, & Help Build, & Fix Infrastructure.

NATIONAL SERVICE

SITUATION:

  • Gen Stanley McChrystal called on President Biden to invest in national service
  • That would be one million young Americans annually — Males & Females.
  • To ensure the strength and security of the nation.
  • Championing national service for a decade
  • Advocates are saying it will strengthen cross-partisan ties.

SIGNICANCE

  • At a time of mounting political division and innumerable shared challenges
  • Helping  to implement a national service program of this scale.
  • What it could mean for the future of American society

SOLUTIONS

  • National service programs such as AmeriCorps, YouthBuild, and conservation corps
  • Puts young people to work on a variety of socially useful activities:
  • Tutoring children, building affordable housing, assisting with disaster response, Maintaining public infrastructure, and restoring the environment.
  • Help young people prepare for work & life central challenge for society.
  • Provide an immediate boost in the number of national service positions to 150,000 in 2022, 300,000 in 2023, & 600,000 in 2024.
  • Rebuild civic and social connections by bringing participants together
  • From different backgrounds, income levels, races, ethnicities, & areas of the country together
  • Shared experiences to solve public challenges.

STATS:
Disconnection rates increase with age: Study found about 1% of 18-year-olds are disconnected.
Figure which rises to 5% at age 20 and 12% at age 26

SEZ:
“That sense of ownership of part of our society is something every young person has a right to experience,” McChrystal says.

SOURCES:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/WhctKKXHBTKXtDklVFFjKqTBXvRxLqgkCmJrjpkSkZkNvZknrxshXGDchvTsJcgzcMdzrFV

 

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