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The Power of Unity: Communities Connect to Prevent Bullying

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The Power of Unity: Communities Connect to Prevent Bullying

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has been using the power of unity to unite students, parents, teachers, and community members against bullying since 2006. The center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources.

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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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Ten Ways Teens Can Get Involved in Service this Summer

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Ten Ways Teens Can Get Involved in Service this Summer

When school stops for the summer, students are all relieved to be free from homework, lectures, assignments, and tests.  It’s time to sleep in, hang out with friends, or travel to the beach.  Summer is generally a fun and relaxing time, but some of this summer free time can be spent engaged in meaningful service.  

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A Student's Guide to Social Entrepreneurship

In beginning this post about social entrepreneurship, I was very excited because it is such an exciting and inspiring focus.  However after tapping mindlessly on my keyboard and coming up short, I was faced the ultimate test of blogging in taking what social entrepreneurship means to me and translating it into what it means to 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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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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Why Service Matters

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Why Service Matters

What gives life meaning and purpose? Family? Friendships? Grades? Family and friends, of course. However, when it comes to academics, many students find emphasis on grades and scores to be a necessary evil, something they must achieve. Yet the question of personal fulfillment may be fleeting.

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The Realities of Volunteering Abroad

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The Realities of Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering teaches its participants to become more aware of the impact of their actions on the community.  Often when we think of community, we refer to local communities, but volunteering can transcend borders across the global community. 

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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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