Can You Still Volunteer During COVID?

“How can I volunteer during the pandemic? Where do I even find opportunities?” We get these questions almost daily from our high school students, so allow me to get on my soapbox. There’s no better time than now to volunteer, especially for young adults. COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life, and no matter what

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KD Student Starts Nonprofit to Support DFW Healthcare Workers

The COVID-19 virus has brought some major changes to the way we live our lives. But few of us carry the same burden as the healthcare workers in our community. “They’re risking their lives for us every day, and I think it is important to honor them for that,” says Naisha G., a KD student

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Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

Volunteering can change your life. Not just because it can help strengthen your college application but also because it can strengthen who you are as a person. No matter your age, you have something to give to others, like your time or your compassion. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about whether volunteering

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer

Freedom is just weeks away! Did we say freedom? We mean summer. After you give yourself a week to sleep until noon, you’ll be ready to jump back into summer activities. Because as wonderful as it sounds to spend the next three months on social media, you can (and should) make the time work for

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6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22—Earth Day—falls on a Monday this year. Mondays are great days for starting something new or for renewing commitments to living green and clean. For high school students and their parents, it is also a chance to connect on something other than school. Get outside, get your hands dirty, and get back to basics.

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Why Volunteering Matters (and When It Doesn’t)

On most high school resumes, “Community Service” isn’t even a major heading. But, as we have said before, it should be. Rather than shoving volunteer work to the bottom of the page along with typing speed and hobbies, resumes that are used in college applications should highlight passionate commitment to the greater good. Colleges are

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Is Your 9th or 10th Grader Doing These 3 Important Things?

Two-thirds of your child’s college application is based on what happens in 9th and 10th grade. Let that sink in for a moment. So, if your student is planning to do early applications—which you should definitely encourage—preparing for college during the freshman and sophomore years of high school is extremely important. Aside from the obvious

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Why Community Service Matters When Applying for College

Students who volunteer in preparation for completing college applications find many benefits other than simply an increased chance of admission. Getting involved is easy. You will realize the many personal benefits that await you as you take the college application tips to heart. Here are the top three reasons why community service matters: 1. Personal

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