THE WHITE HOUSE
April 30, 1998
Timothy Edwards Middle School
100 Arnold Way
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074
I was extremely pleased to learn of your volunteer work. Community service is not only noble, but also necessary. We must all focus on improving our country, and volunteering within the community can help to bring about needed change.
So much requires our attention. Including the homeless, our children, the environment, and our troubled neighborhoods. Your efforts make an important contribution toward creating a better world for all of us.
America’s history is rich with examples of selfless acts of service by young people. To continue this proud tradition, I have established AmeriCorps, a national service program that allows students to earn education awards by participating in community service projects.
I hope that you will continue to be committed to your important work, and I encourage you to urge your friends to volunteer their time for the good of our communities and our country. Together, we can change America.