I am a strong advicate of national service. In my opinion all students graduating high school should be required to give at least one year of national service. This service could be for the military or any other organizaion. With our economy in a "resession" America needs all the help it can get.
With numerous volinteers, America will save money and youg citizens will gain expericance for later in life.
Even if the service is not required I believe it should at least be encouraged by the government.