Service work difficult for college graduates with debt

James Dickinson wrote an excellent opinion piece about the benefits of doing a year or two of public service at the beginning of a young person's adult career (“Service work can be a blessing for others, but also for you,” Dec. 23). The benefits accrue to the person doing the service work as well as to the people they serve. Anyone who has not read the article should read it.

The problem with doing service work right out of college is that college has become so expensive that many college graduates are saddled with a huge amount of debt. They have to start paying for their education as soon as possible.

In order to make it financially feasible for graduates to do community service work right after college, there should be a way to either delay the process of paying off the debt, or, preferably reducing the amount of money owed.

Henry Farkas, Pikesville

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