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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

Spring Break Community Service Ideas

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Spring break is the perfect time of year to spend time serving in your community. Whether it's through a week-long service project or time spent volunteering at a local nonprofit, this is a great time to volunteer. 

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, service tracking, community service, service hour tracking, student, service, volunteer, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, alternative spring break, spring break community service ideas

The President's Volunteer Service Award: Tracking Service Hours + How to Apply

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 27, 2019 1:57:30 PM

 

Are you serving in your community during high school? Or are you a school leader has students completing service hours?

Don't miss out on the chance to be recognized with The President's Volunteer Service Award! We have outlined everything you need to know about the award, what it means to receive the award, and how to go about applying. Share it with your fellow classmates or share it with your students! This is an awesome opportunity for all of the students that are active in serving their community. 

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Topics: community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, service requirement, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, community service ideas, President's Volunteer Service Award, Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Top 10 Community Service Scholarships

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 19, 2019 2:20:39 PM

You got into your dream university, but now you have to figure out how to pay for it! Remember those community service hours you did in high school? They could be the key. There are many scholarships, awards, and grants for students to help offset and cover the cost of school. Many of these, provide awards based on your service experience. 

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Topics: community service, scholarships, service learning, service scholarships, top 10 community service scholarships, volunteer ideas, community service ideas

Tracking Service Toward Corporal Works of Mercy

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 29, 2019 2:44:47 PM

It's National Catholic Schools Week! This week we are celebrating all of the Catholic schools and Catholic school leaders that are educating students across the country.

One of the pillars of many Catholic schools are Corporal Works Mercy. Corporal Works of Mercy are deeds and acts by which people spread the love and compassion of God unto other people.

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Topics: community service, national catholic schools week, corporal works of mercy, catholic schools, service learning

Unique Community Service Ideas To Do This Holiday Season

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 26, 2018 3:49:29 PM

Are you looking for a community service opportunity that is a little bit more out of the box? Check out this list of community service ideas you can participate in to benefit others this fall and winter during the holidays.

There are so many needs in the community and so many different ways that you can benefit other people as we go into the holiday season.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, student, service requirement, service, volunteer, holiday volunteer ideas

From Community to Career: How Community Service Prepares Students For Future Employment

Posted by x2VOL on Oct 12, 2018 8:49:27 AM

When students participate in community service it expands their world-view and opens them up to ideas and opportunities they might not have experienced otherwise. They learn about the importance of helping others and have a chance to discover an area of focus for a potential future career.

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Topics: community service, service reflections, college prep, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, career readiness

Tips for Engaging Students in Community Service this School Year

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 25, 2018 2:53:27 PM

It's so easy to get caught up in admin work and managing day-to-day activities that sometimes. spending time engaging with students can fall to the wayside. 

Talking with your students, seeing how they are doing, encouraging them in school and in service, are huge elements of a student's education. It can be easy to give students a community service requirement, but that process should be more than just checking a box. Students need to be engaged in community service - and that's where you come in. 

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Topics: community service, service hour tracking, college prep, service requirement, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, engage students in service

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