Ted Kennedy Service Act
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act honors a truly great public servant by encouraging Americans of all ages to aid our nation’s economic recovery efforts. Whether it is helping students achieve in school, weatherizing homes and greening communities, rebuilding cities in times of disaster, assisting seniors or helping in another effort, the goal of this program is to increase the number of volunteers nationwide from 75,000 to 250,000. In addition, qualifying students will receive help paying for college as the Act increases the full-time education award service members receive in exchange for their work to $5,350 for 2010. This award would also be linked to match future increases in the Pell Grant scholarship in order to keep up with rising college costs.
John has been visiting volunteer organizations all across the North Shore and has enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside dedicated volunteers.