Since one emphasis of this class is active student involvement in the community, nation and world, here's an opportunity for you to become engaged in one of the premier youth-focused organizations in this country: America's Promise. It was established by General Colin Powell about 10 years ago and is dedicated to increasing the well-being of youth across the country. They are looking for young people (16 - 22 years old) around the country to join their Youth Partnership Team. The link below will take you to the site that explains this program:
This could be an incredible opportunity for someone in our class; it could even be the basis of your project for the class. Check it out and consider applying!