I’ve heard it time and time again from my children and their friends, ‘I don’t have any time to volunteer.’ What that usually translates to is, ‘You want me to work for free? Not a chance!’ While I understand the hesitation to give up one’s personal time without any immediate tangible benefit, what many teenagers fail to understand is that volunteerism is a gateway to a plethora of ‘real’ perks. And, with many schools now requiring students to volunteer as part of their graduation requirement, it’s something they should embrace. Here’s just a few of the many benefits students can receive through volunteering in their community.
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It seems like only yesterday that you started your first day of high school. By now, you may be getting college information from your teachers, guidance counselors and some colleges. But, have you taken the time to sit down and seriously consider your college plans? Chances are you may feel you have plenty of time to address those tasks later down the road. Unfortunately, time is slipping away quicker than you may realize. With the rising cost of tuition and the competition for scholarships increasing, you need to have an action plan in place now. To help you start the college planning process, we have compiled a list of tasks you should complete over the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »