So long as they have broad choices and can freely choose the type of community service they wish to perform, I would agree with it. The choices, however, cannot be solely be of one political persuasion.
The republicans lost this election in part because they did not build a new community within youth. They have left that to the democrats and the democrats have rightly ascended through their efforts.
Political correctness, which started in the seventies, was not intelligently countered by any republican arguments. The only arguments they made for their side were: "That's the way it's always been" which is not an argument at all. Youth were not taught the traditions of culture and more importantly the backround story of our culture and why it is still relevant. Similarly, religious leadership in the US hasn't made its case very well for its institution either. It will take generations to rebuild the lost generational knowledge, if it can be done at all.