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The Gap Year Advantage

The Gap Year Advantage

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Your Gap Year Journey Toward Learning, Serving, and Self-Discovery By Karl Haigler and Rae Nelson Taking a gap year is a growing trend in the United States. Although there is no formal data on how many young people are taking a structured break before or during college, the rising number of gap year programs, gap […]

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3 Tools for Managing Millennial Volunteers

3 Tools for Managing Millennial Volunteers

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In honor of all the amazing work Community Service Organizations do with teens I would like to gift you with 3 tools to help you manage your millennial volunteers. Google Voice Millennials are more likely to communicate via text than email or the traditional phones which most of your offices provide. However, giving all your […]

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The Seed of Giving: How Parents Can Instill A Sense of Service

The Seed of Giving: How Parents Can Instill A Sense of Service

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Craig Kielburger was a kid, his mother would talk to homeless people on the street, which used to embarrass him and his brother Marc. “She would stop, ask them their name, where they were from, how long they had been on the street,” recalls Kielburger. “It was nothing overly dramatic, but Marc and I […]

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New Jersey Teen Zach Certner Gives As Good as He Gets

New Jersey Teen Zach Certner Gives As Good as He Gets

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zach Certner’s Non-Profit Pairs Special-Needs Kids with Mentors, Benefitting Everyone In 2006, at the ripe old age of 10, Zach Certner and his 15-year-old brother, Matthew, started an athletic program for children with special needs. Three years later, the program received non-profit status and was renamed Special Needs Athletic Programs or SNAP. New Jersey-based SNAP runs sports clinics, […]

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Are you Making These 3 Mistakes with Teen Volunteers?

Are you Making These 3 Mistakes with Teen Volunteers?

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Youth engagement is extremely helpful in any non-profit organization. However, there are many times when you may hit a snag and feel frustrated working with your teen volunteers. Check out these great ways to overcome common mistakes. Mistake 1. Always Saying Yes
 Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed with having too many volunteers and not enough […]

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Teaching Abroad On Your Gap Year: An Introduction

Teaching Abroad On Your Gap Year: An Introduction

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

So you have decided that you want to give back during your gap year and volunteer. Unless you have a particular skill, many volunteer schemes involve teaching English. Some programs have volunteers work in schools alongside local teachers while others coach adult learners or out-of-school youth. At first consideration, teaching abroad may seem like a […]

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