Wellness 101: Encouraging Your Children to Engage in Community Service

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Category: Education Articles, Leadership, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Some high schools now require a certain number of service hours for graduation, but many students don’t know how to get started with their service work or how best to find an activity that will be fulfilling for all parties involved. The benefits of giving back to the immediate community are many, but studies have … Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Common Application OPEN for Rising Seniors

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Category: Back-to-School, College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Leadership, Miscellaneous, Schools

Many college applications are available through the Common Application, which opened up for 2015-16 submission on August 1. (You can access the Common Application here) The personal statement questions have changed from previous years, and while some counselors are concerned about how these changes can affect a student’s ability to write a thoughtful, reflective personal … Continue reading