The article has a sidebar which includes this bit:
Examples of projects tied to service-learningWhich gave me an idea:
• Writing a letter to a delegate or senator regarding a particular issue or piece of legislation, or advocating a community need
Students in Baltimore County could lobby the Maryland General Assembly to repeal the 75-hour service-learning graduation requirement. And get service-learning credits for it!
Sounds like fun to me, and for a worthy cause. Win-win!
p.s. I'm serious about this. If any high school students in the BaltoNorth area* would like to get organized and do something along these lines, send me an email. I'd be happy to help out with ideas, publicity, or introductions to some legislators in Annapolis.
*The BaltoNorth areas corresponds roughly to the districts for Dulaney High School, Loch Raven High School and Towson High School. And perhaps Pikesville High School too.