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4 Ways to Give Back to Your Community This Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Make a Difference in Your Community By Volunteering This Summer

Volunteer work can be a valuable opportunity for high school students to gain hands-on skills, expand their horizons, and make an impact. Between test prep and summer activities, it may feel challenging to find time in your summer schedule for community service, but most students would agree that it’s well worth the effort.

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Get Involved: 6 Tips for Choosing Meaningful Community Service Activities

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Choose Volunteer Opportunities That Are Meaningful to You

Not only does community service provide you with the opportunity to give back, it may boost your admissions odds. According to a 2018 study by IESD for x2VOL, 58% of admissions officers agree that community service has a positive impact on a prospective student’s application.

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Community Service Tips for Freshmen and Sophomores: How to Get Involved

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Find Volunteer Activities That Align With Your Interests By Getting Creative

We talk a lot about what colleges and universities are looking for when evaluating applications. Grades, courses, and test scores are very important, but so are the less quantifiable elements, like activities and essays. One thing many students overlook when preparing for the admissions process is community service. Just like with other extracurricular activities, colleges want to see students participating in impactful volunteer opportunities – finding a way to give back and enhance their local community. So how do students find the right community service activities for them?
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February College Feature: THON Dance Marathon at Penn State

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Students At Penn State Get to Dance All Night At The School's Annual THON Dance Marathon

At IvyWise we like to highlight colleges and programs that many students may not be familiar with. Each month, we will highlight a unique or aspect of a school or an interesting program in an effort to help students learn more about the variety of institutions in the US. This month, we’re taking a look at Pennsylvania State University’s THON, a major student-run philanthropic dance marathon. (Image via NBC Philadelphia) 

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Community Service During the Holidays

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

Creative Ways to Give Back and Get Involved This Holiday Season

Regardless of denomination, the holiday season is a time for joy, laughter, family, friends, and food. But for those in need, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year.

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