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 "Commitment" and "Passion" most when applicants describe their community services.
DoSomething.org 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 www.DoSomething.org.
You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by telling a story to an older adult in your life and then listening to one of their stories. (Studies show this will decrease isolation and improve their mental health!).
Send us a photo of you and your older adult swapping stories, and you'll automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep, it's that easy!
Ends December 31, 2016.
Go to: www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/senior-story-swap to learn more!
When it comes to adding your extracurricular activities on your college applications, you definitely don’t want to leave blank space!
Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities.
Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for.