Service Year Alliance is working to make service years a common expectation and opportunity in America. We deeply believe that military and civilian service are two sides of the same coin, and service should be a key component of growing up in America. Veterans and military-affiliated communities are a critical partner of ours in this work. While not everyone can serve in the military, everyone can serve through civilian national service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild. By expanding the number of service year opportunities that address disaster, food insecurity, conservation, and education, we can provide more young people with the opportunity to serve our country by solving problems and developing skills critical for their futures.