posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:26 PM
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Where does it say that the work will be mandatory?
"‘SEC. 120. INNOVATIVE DEMONSTRATION SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH.
‘(a) In General- From the amounts appropriated to carry out this part for a fiscal year, the Corporation may make grants and fixed-amount grants (in
accordance with section 129(l)) with eligible entities for activities described in subsection (c).
‘(b) Definitions- For purposes of this part, the following definitions apply:
‘(1) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES- The term ‘eligible entity’ means a State education agency, a State Commission, a Territory, an Indian tribe, an
institution of higher education, or a public or private nonprofit organization (including community-based organizations), a public or private
elementary or secondary school, a local educational agency, or a consortia of such entities, where a consortia of two or more such entities may also
include a for-profit organization.
‘(2) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE- The term ‘youth engagement zone’ means the area in which a youth engagement zone program is carried out.
‘(3) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE PROGRAM- The term ‘youth engagement zone program’ means a service learning program in which members of an eligible
partnership described in paragraph (4) collaborate to provide coordinated school-based or community-based service learning opportunities, to address a
specific community challenge, for an increasing percentage of out-of-school youth and secondary school students served by local educational agencies
‘(A) not less than 90 percent of the students participate in service-learning activities as part of the program; or
‘(B) service-learning is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."
Its in there.