Please read the writing prompt below. Respond to the prompt with a short 2-3 paragraph essay. Please use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Several school districts throughout the country are requiring students to complete a certain amount of community service during their own personal time before they graduate high school. Those who support this program feel that this will help students both to prepare for future jobs and to assist in their communities. However, those who oppose these programs feel that high school students are too busy to complete these requirements and that their spare time is better used pursuing their own interests. Do you feel that it is beneficial to high school students to complete required community service as a requirement for graduation?