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How Newark Academy Students Serve & Reflect During COVID-19

Posted by x2VOL on Jul 22, 2020 2:11:58 PM



School campus closures and transitioning to distance learning haven't stopped the students of Newark Academy from serving their community in powerful ways this past semester.

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, virtual service opportunities, virtual service, coronavirus service, q and a

How Students are Serving from Home During COVID-19

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 15, 2020 10:39:29 AM

During COVID-19, volunteerism and serving others around you has never been so important. Even though, students across the country are spending their time indoors and practicing social distancing, they are getting creative with ways to continue to serve others who are in need during this pandemic. 

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Topics: community service, community service ideas, service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities

Maximizing Your Time: 3 Professional Development Courses

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 6, 2020 11:20:24 AM

We know teachers, school counselors, and all staff and admin, are learning to work and manage their jobs from home during this time. 

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Topics: community service, professional development, free professional development courses

Virtual Service Opportunities Students Can Do From Home

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 17, 2020 10:32:36 AM

There are a lot of service opportunities to take advantage of in your community and beyond. But for today's technology and online driven students, taking service online can be a great option.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, service, volunteer, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities

2020 E-Guide to High School Service Hour Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Whether your school, district, or club has a service requirement, or encourages students to serve, the process to track, manage, report on, and engage students in service can be complicated and time consuming. 

Community service is an important element in education. Reports have shown that participating in community service during high school positively impacts a student and even increases a student's likelihood of being accepted into college. While service is great, there are complications that come along with students completing regular service. From tracking hours to approving hours and ensuring students are completing their service before graduation, it takes a lot of time and effort from the administrators and service leaders to ensure success.

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Topics: community service, eguide, service hour tracking, how to engage students in service, e-guide, 2020 e-guide to high school service tracking, community service tracking form, how to track service

The Ultimate List of Holiday Service Ideas

Posted by x2VOL on Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

One wonderful part of the holiday season is the desire to do good for others. Whether individuals are donating to organizations they are passionate about or are going out into the community to serve others, the giving heart is alive and well during this season. There are a lot of opportunities for students during this time not only to give back to others, but also make progress on their service requirement for school.

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Topics: community service, community service ideas, service ideas, holiday service ideas

10 Service Opportunities To Do This Summer

Posted by x2VOL on May 22, 2019 10:45:08 AM

Summer is the perfect time of year for students to spend some serious time serving in their community. There are so many different places and groups of people for students to serve. Check out these summer service opportunities:

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Topics: community service, service learning, community service ideas, summer service ideas

Reducing Service Falsification on College Applications

Posted by Michele Pitman on May 15, 2019 4:50:11 PM

The news is riddled with stories of college applicants bucking the system and working outside of the rules to get into universities of their choice.

College acceptance nowadays takes so many things into consideration when evaluating an applicant. It's more than just about their grades. It's about their extracurricular activities, the sports teams they are on, the clubs they are in, their standardized test scores, and who they are as a person. The stakes are high and students are feeling the pressure.

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Topics: community service, official service transcript, college acceptance, social emotional learning, college admissions, falsification

Social Emotional Learning: How Students Grow and Develop Through Service

Posted by x2VOL on May 6, 2019 4:30:00 PM


x2VOL has received the CODiE Award for Best Social Emotional Learning Platform two years in a row. But what is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
Social Emotional Learning is the process by which individuals learn to understand and manage emotions in order to learn empathy, how to achieve goals, and how to relate to others among many other things.  

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Topics: volunteering, community service, college prep, service, volunteer, service learning, social emotional learning

How to Use Your Skills in Community Service

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 2, 2019 4:48:26 PM

Participating in community service is more than just a chore or something to check off the list. It can be an extremely transformative experience for students, opening their eyes to a whole new world outside of their day-to-day bubble. 

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, student, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, volunteer ideas, community service ideas

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