Friday, August 24, 2012

Question: Does Helping "Spread Islam to the Broader Community" Really Count as Ontario High Schoolers' Community Service?

In order to graduate, every Ontario High School student must complete at least 40 hours of community service. Call it compulsory altruism, a measure that could only have been instituted by well-meaning lefties. (That said, JFK never thought to force young people to join The Peace Corps.) One organization--Seeker's Hub--is looking for volunteers. Here's its pitch:
Attention all Ontario High School Students : Get your 40 hours today!
Are you wondering where you should volunteer to complete your mandatory 40 hours toward your high school diploma? Look no further! SeekersHub Toronto can offer you a fun & dynamic environment in which to build your skills & learn new ones.
Here are a few reasons why you should choose SeekersHub Toronto:
1- *To gain valuable experience and skills, which can be put on a resume and job application.
2- *Most university and college scholarships and admissions program request community service.
3- *The satisfaction of helping others in your community
4- *To work for an organization that is focused on social engagement within the local community. Various initiatives include poverty campaigns and environmental initiatives. Choose a project you are passionate about when you volunteer!
5- *To help spread access to free Islamic education to the broader community.
6- *Diverse opportunities are available based on the skill sets you wish to develop (IT media, human resources, marketing, administration and much more). Meet with us and we can help place you in position that is right for you.
Please e-mail if interested in volunteering.
Please note: All Ontario high school students must complete 40 hours of volunteer work in order to graduate. The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the various roles they can play in their community and to help them develop a greater sense of belonging in the community.
And getting to help spread Islam--that's both an incentive and a bonus!

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