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Why We Are Serving on 9/11 - A Day of Service

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 6, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Every year on September 11, individuals across the country step away from their normal day-to-day activities to volunteer in their communities on National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This day is an important one - it gives Americans the chance the remember those men and women that lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks and honor those brave individuals that served in response to the attacks the day of and in the days, weeks, and years following. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, service, volunteer, National Day of Service and Remembrance

Resistance to Change: How resisting technology becomes a barrier to success in schools

Posted by x2VOL on Jun 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Many secondary schools across the nation have been around for generations. Some are even over a century old. Their values and mission have been long established and so have many of their processes and procedures. 

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Topics: community service, technology, edtech

x2VOL School Profile: Keller High School

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 4, 2018 1:39:06 PM

Every month we are highlighting a different school who's students are engaged and active in serving their communities. Click here to see last month's highlight on North Hunterdon High School. 

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Topics: community service, school profile, keller high school, track student volunteer hours

Google Docs vs. x2VOL: Learn How to Optimize Your Volunteer Program

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 27, 2018 10:10:52 AM

Going digital is an ongoing trend. Society has turned to the internet to do every day things such as paying bills online, shopping online, completing school work online or even tracking community service hours online. 

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Topics: community service, service hour tracking

The Unspoken Reality of Falsified Service Hours

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 19, 2018 9:49:09 AM

It's a topic that is always discussed - preventing falsification of service hours. Paper forms and physical signatures make falsification tempting to many students in public and private schools. We'd like to believe that it's a rare occurrence but many service leaders know who they need to double check. 

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, preventing students from falsifying service hours, service hour tracking

x2VOL School Profile - North Hunterdon High School

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 15, 2018 3:35:39 PM

Students nationwide are spending their time serving their communities and volunteering for organizations they are passionate about. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, school profile

The Positive Impact of Community Service on College Acceptance - Infographic

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 7, 2018 11:54:57 AM

College admissions officers look at more than  just grades and test scores when evaluating who they accept into their universities. They are wanting to have an in depth look of who the student is apart from the numbers behind their name. They want to know the student's personality, their interests, their passions and if they will be a positive addition to the university's campus life. 

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Topics: community service, college acceptance, how to get in to college, infographic, service reflections

Guide to Volunteering Over Spring Break

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 28, 2018 9:39:35 AM

Spring break is the perfect time of year to lay by the beach, go on a trip, hang out with friends or volunteer at your local nonprofit organization or help someone in need. The days you have off during spring break are a great time to get plugged in to the community, make a difference in someone else's life and knock out some of your service hours for the year,

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, spring break

The 2018 E-Guide to High School Service Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are a number of elements that go into creating a successful service learning program in your school! It can be challenging to engage students and inspire them to get out into the community and serve those around them. 

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Topics: service tracking, community service, eguide

Top Community Service Scholarships of 2018

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 13, 2018 9:48:49 AM

One of the most challenging parts of heading off to college or university is paying for tuition. However, there are a number of scholarships, awards and grants for students to help offset and cover those costs, many of which are service focused.

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Topics: volunteering, community service, official service transcript, scholarships

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