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One Teen Inspires Volunteerism and Service

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One Teen Inspires Volunteerism and Service

While many high school students are enjoying a relaxing summer poolside or away on vacation, 15 year old Meghana Iragavarpu has stayed true to her motto of helping others as often as possible. Read how she has raised nearly $25,000 to help kids around the world. 

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How Volunteering Can Help Students Choose a College Major

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How Volunteering Can Help Students Choose a College Major

College majors seem more defined and specialized now. When I went to college, I went in thinking I had at least two years to figure out my major. Many students now declare their major during the college admissions process. But how does an 18 year old really know what they want to do? 

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Fund your Non-Profit or Community Project: Find and Apply for Grants

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Fund your Non-Profit or Community Project: Find and Apply for Grants

I’ve seen the grant process from both perspectives – as a project leader applying for grants, and currently as a member of a grant-giving council. I have found that grants are a great resource to help kick start a project, but receiving them can be a daunting and confusing process due to the paper work, applications, fine print, and competition.

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Opportunity Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide non-profit organization that works to bring “simple, decent, affordable housing” to families around the world. In developing countries, Habitat for Humanity works to provide housing for the world’s poor. 

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How Service-Learning Engages Students

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How Service-Learning Engages Students

Service-learning is something I’m involved in on a daily basis. I find that sometimes students and parents are ill-informed on the distinction between volunteerism and service-learning, and this can lead to confusion. 

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