Maybe we’re not as divided as we think we are. Hanging out with each other elbow to elbow in something besides a crowded subway car for awhile definitely gives people a different perspective. If enough young people started taking one of the growing options for a year of service, we might all be better off than we are now, with so many hanging out on social media trying to sort out wno’s to blame for the rips in our country’s social fabric. I’ve seen more than a few pieces along the lines of the one I cite below. What do you think about a voluntary year of service to community before heading out to a career or college, or graduate school? This Harvard grad has a simple strategy for healing our divided country Excerpts: The main vehicle is the Service Year Alliance, a nonprofit coalition trying to encourage young people to dedicate one year to some kind of service. It envisions a time when asking a person, “Where are you doing your service year?” will be as ubiquitous as asking, “Where are you going to college?” The alliance launched in January, a merger of nonprofit groups that all worked in the service space, and it plans to fully start an awareness campaign to reach young people in the fall. As of now, the alliance has identified 65,000 different full-time, year-long opportunities for young Americans to do their year of service.