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Holiday Service Ideas for Students

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 7, 2023 2:40:49 PM

The holiday season is a time for giving, spreading joy, and fostering a sense of community. For students, this is a perfect opportunity to engage in acts of kindness and service, not only to make a positive impact but also to grow personally and learn valuable life lessons. Here are some holiday service ideas for students to consider:

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Service Ideas For Career Exploration

Posted by x2VOL on Oct 27, 2023 12:02:02 PM

Preparation for college, university, and future careers starts early. High school students start thinking about what careers they might want to pursue in the future as early as their freshman year.

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Navigating the Teacher Shortage: The Impact on Student Programs and the Solution for Civic Engagement

Posted by x2VOL on Oct 12, 2023 2:15:07 PM

Civic engagement is of the utmost importance for students. Service and community engagement during formative high school years improve social-emotional growth, student outcomes, leadership skills, and more. But how are these programs being managed when educators are leaving schools in record numbers?

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How a Successful WBL Program Improves Student Outcomes

Posted by x2VOL on Aug 18, 2023 9:39:16 AM

According to the Department of Education, successful work-based learning education has three important elements: “the alignment of classroom and workplace learning; application of academic, technical, and employability skills in a work setting; and support from the classroom or workplace mentors”.

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Topics: work-based learning, CTE, wbl

Summer Volunteer Ideas For Students

Posted by x2VOL on May 30, 2023 9:30:21 AM

Summer vacation is a great opportunity for students to engage in their communities and gain valuable experience through volunteer work. Volunteering not only helps others but also provides personal growth, skill development, and a sense of accomplishment. By making service a daily or weekly habit students can create a positive routine and develop strong connections with others. Here are some summer volunteer ideas for students who are looking for inspiration:

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Topics: community service, volunteer ideas, summer service ideas, service ideas

Finding Belonging Through Service

Posted by x2VOL on May 15, 2023 1:50:17 PM

In a time where connection is seemingly only built through phone screens and Instagram comments, in-person, face-to-face connection between students is dwindling. Lack of social interaction and seeing past immediate needs and wants can leave individuals feeling isolated and alone. Unsurprisingly, students can be left lacking a sense of belonging.

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Topics: community service, service, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, finding belonging through service

How Students Access Core SEL Competencies At School

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 27, 2023 9:50:00 AM

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Topics: student, social emotional learning, student service, student development

Spring Break Volunteer Ideas for Students

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 28, 2023 4:22:52 PM

As Spring Break approaches, now is a great time for students to start brainstorming how to fulfill their volunteer hours during the break. This is a perfect opportunity for students to use the time off from school to engage with their communities.

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Topics: community service, spring break, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, spring break community service ideas, service ideas, student service

Preparing Today’s Students for the Future

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 6, 2023 2:03:19 PM

Today's high school students are the future of our workforce. Before long they will be in college or starting full-time jobs of their own. But how are today's students preparing for their futures? What will the workforce look like when these students move on to the next stage of their lives?

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Topics: college acceptance, college prep, college preparation, edtech, career readiness, work-based learning, CTE, internship tracking, wbl

How to Serve Others this Holiday Season

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 1, 2022 9:28:36 AM

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be a difficult time for a lot of people. This time of year offers a lot of opportunities for students to get involved and serve people in their communities. 

Service should continue throughout the year, but the holidays are also a great time for students to step out of their traditions and daily habits to benefit someone else. 

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Topics: holiday service ideas, holiday service ideas for students, holiday volunteer opportunities

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