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Why Tracking Community Service Online Protects Student Privacy

Posted by Michele Pitman on Aug 14, 2023 10:54:17 AM

A recent article in District Administration talks about how going paperless with student data creates more privacy and security. This reminded me of the evolution of x2VOL. x2VOL was created to help students capture their positive impact throughout high school. Some students have service requirements while others have service recommendations. Either way, students gain a lot of experience and insight that lead to character development and growth. 

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Lessons from Serving the Uvalde Community

Posted by Michele Pitman on Jun 8, 2022 11:31:17 AM

Blog post by Michele Pitman, Founder & CEO, intelliVOL

Serving the Uvalde community is an experience that I won’t forget.

As soon as my husband and I heard about the tragedy in Uvalde we were overwhelmed with the need to take action. We immediately knew what to do after seeing a post on social media. We own a food trailer and we follow other highly engaged local food trailers. One of them immediately went to Uvalde for a day and handed out food. We wanted to do the same. We talked to members of our community and within hours, money and donations arrived.

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Engaging Teens in Community Service: An Essential Guide to Growing Up

Posted by Michele Pitman on Jan 24, 2022 9:39:02 AM

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Topics: service reflections, service hour tracking, college prep, how to engage students in service, career readiness, service learning, community service ideas, social emotional learning, community service tracking form, student service, student outcomes

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

x2VOL's Official Service Transcript™ Sent by Parchment

Posted by Michele Pitman on Sep 12, 2017 9:48:37 AM
Today's expansion of the Service Transcript allows students to formally demonstrate their consolidated service work throughout their time in high school. The first Official Service Transcript™ was sent by x2VOL in 2013 but it was a manual process. Now, with Parchment, the process to send the  Official Service Transcript™ is even more secured, widely received and tracked every step of the way.
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Topics: official service transcript, service hours

Simplifying the Service Side of National Honor Society (NHS)

Posted by Michele Pitman on Mar 30, 2017 10:25:18 AM

Community service is an important aspect of National Honor Society membership. In fact, it is part of the NHS motto: “Scholarship, leadership, character, and service.” To honor this motto, many high schools require their NHS members to take part in a certain number of service hours each year.

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Topics: service tracking, national honor society, njhs, nhs, national junior honor society

Top 3 Barriers To Managing Service Hours

Posted by Michele Pitman on Apr 12, 2016 11:22:08 AM
Almost every private high school requires service. Students are serving on campus and in their community more now than ever before. They enter college and the workforce expecting to serve in some capacity. 
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Top 3 Service Program Challenges

Posted by Michele Pitman on Sep 24, 2015 9:12:00 AM


Service Programs vary in many ways. Many public schools and districts recognize students for their service to the community during graduation. Many private schools require service each semester or each year. Although they vary, there are service program challenges that every school faces at one time or another.

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Software that Makes Student Service Manageable

Posted by Michele Pitman on Jun 17, 2015 4:18:04 PM

An effective service-learning program can help students learn important Christian values. But service-learning programs often have many aspects to manage, making them challenging to oversee.

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