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70% of admissions officers surveyed valued consistent local volunteering over a long period rather than a short stint abroad.

Admissions officers like to see words like "Committment" and "Passion" most when applicants describe their community services. is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. Any young person 25 and under can join by texting "JOIN" to 38383 or joining online at

*2010 Community Services and College Admissions Study
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Pregnancy TextWhen you text while driving at 55 mph, your eyes go off the road for the length of an entire football field. To enter to win a $10,000 scholarship, tell your friends about the dangers of texting and driving by giving them a pair of Thumb Socks (free when you sign up!) and submit a photo of you with the Thumb Socks.

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May 20th, 2014

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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas

    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas
    While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +28
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