As a candidate with more than a few lofty and idealistic plans, one idea often rose above the rest as Wes Moore campaigned for governor. A program that allows all high school graduates in Maryland to participate in a paid year of service, he often said, would be unlike anything else in the country. It would connect young people with opportunities that could create a lifelong dedication to public work — as his years in the military, the world of philanthropy and government service did for him.
Gov. Wes Moore’s service-year plan for all high school graduates would start small with 200, could grow to 2,000 by 2026
March 6, 2023