What makes young people volunteer?

Many believe that volunteer work can benefit young people's personal development. When teenagers volunteer, it's thought they typically become more sensitive to the needs of others, build selfesteem and self-confidence, develop leadership skills as they enjoy personal satisfaction.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation's largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service, recently took a look at its top honorees over the past 10 years and found ...

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