Why Pre-College Service Is Good For Everyone
I recently traveled to Israel as part of the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, which brings leaders from government, religion, higher education and other sectors to experience the Jewish state. I’d visited before, but, as a college president, I was struck by something I hadn’t noticed on previous trips: The value of that country’s requirement that graduating high schoolers spend several years serving in the Israeli military or in national service, working, for example, in schools or hospitals or with at-risk teens.
Originally published: August 1, 2019
Author: Marvin Krislov
Institution: Pace University
Published by: Forbes