President John Kennedy so famously challenged the nation in his inaugural address, asking not what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country. Since then, both Democrats and Republicans have worked to generate countless service programs. Most recently, in President Obama’s presidential campaign, he emphasized the need and benefits of service learning in classroom. This past December, congress approved a historical budget increase for youth national service. This national emphasis and toted benefits have caused a surge in service learning programs in schools across the country. At the same time, the addition of service learning usually is adopted by implementing mandatory volunteer hours for students. Despite the millions of dollars spent on these programs, most students are still unaware of what exactly poverty is, including the causes and perpetuators. Furthermore, students have limited awareness of development solutions and social entrepreneurship, and believe the only ways they can alleviate poverty are by fundraising or volunteering.