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Healing Divides Through Volunteerism & Service

Healing Divides Through Volunteerism & Service

This week, Utah Governor Spencer Cox (left) and Maryland Governor Wes Moore (right) published an op/ed on volunteering and serving as keys to healing America’s divisions.

“By working together, we improve our communities. When you’re serving side by side, you build bonds with people who are different from you who you likely wouldn’t have otherwise met. Service sticks. You gain a better understanding of other people. You create a better community when you work together. Giving back can also be rewarding: People who volunteer have the opportunity to learn new skills, pursue opportunities and jumpstart their careers. In many cases, service can help bridge the gap between education and employment.”

This is not just a bunch of words. The Governors described the actions that they have taken in their state to promote service.

“In Utah, the No. We want to make sure that service is a core component of our identity. We’ve developed a statewide year of service for young adults. We’re requiring service hours for businesses that receive economic incentives. And…

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