The Difference the Community Service Makes on a College Application

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The Difference the Community Service Makes on a College Application

  1. 1. High School Service Today Marketplace Partner: intelliVOL’s x2VOL Michele Pitman, CEO
  2. 2. Service is Widespread 86% of U.S. public and private high schools and districts recognize or require community service. - National Center for Education Statistics
  3. 3. How Service is Defined The term “Service” is used many ways: • Community Service • Service Learning • Volunteering • Service Hours • Christian Service • Serviam The common thread among the terms is taking action for the benefit of someone other than yourself in the classroom or in the community through school sponsored activities and community sponsored activities.
  4. 4. Your Students Are Serving Now Students are serving in record numbers. Are they keeping track of their service hours and the impact? Service completed during high school can be used on college applications. Areas requiring service may include: • NHS Requirement • Student Council • Service Clubs • IB Requirement • Key Club • Christian Service Hours • Theology Classes • Honor Cord Recognition • AVID • Many Others….
  5. 5. Where Students Serve Today Communities offer a diverse range of service opportunities that allow students to gain skills and explore interests. Here are a few ways that students get involved: • Assisting nonprofits with Social Media • Building bicycles for children • Teaching elderly how to use cell phones • Building Playgrounds • Tutoring • Playing with children at homeless shelters • Helping kids with physical impairments participate in events • Habitat for Humanity Home Building • Working at community gardens and nature parks
  6. 6. Is Your School or District Recognized For The Positive Impact That Students Are Making in the Community? 69% of high school principals surveyed said that they were interested in improving their school’s recognition in the community for volunteer accomplishment.
  7. 7. Counselors Agree: Service Matters to Colleges In a recent survey among public high school counselors, 100% believed service history positively impacts college acceptance. 84% Strongly agree 16% Agree 0% Neutral 0% Disagree In a recent survey among private high school counselors, 99% believed service history impacts the decision making process of college admissions directors. 81% Strongly agree 18% Somewhat Agree 1% Disagree
  8. 8. What Students Say About Service (Survey of 5th – 11th grade boys and girls, April, 2013) Categories above were developed based on actual responses/verbiage of students.
  9. 9. What Students Say About Service (Survey of 5th – 11th grade boys and girls, April, 2013) Categories above were developed based on actual responses/verbiage of students.
  10. 10. What Students Say About Service (Survey of 5th – 11th grade boys and girls, April, 2013) Categories above were developed based on actual responses/verbiage of students.
  11. 11. What Students Say About Service (Survey of 5th – 11th grade boys and girls, April, 2013) Categories above were developed based on actual responses/verbiage of students.
  12. 12. High School Service Clubs Are Growing
  13. 13. Who Inspires Service in High Schools? • Principals and Assistant Principals • Teachers • Counselors • Club Sponsors • Student Leaders • Parent Leaders
  14. 14. Students Will Exceed Goals Results of a school with a 15 service hour goal per year. As a group, students significantly exceeded the goal every semester. This is typical. Students exceeded this goal by +62% Students exceeded this goal by +320% Students exceeded this goal by +97% Note: The progress bar contains “approved” hours.
  15. 15. Is Going Paperless Part of Your 21st Century Initiative? Students and administrators alike tend to put-off their record-keeping tasks when forms must be signed and notes read and filed by hand. The old paper system didn’t encourage students to volunteer or be good time managers. Today’s tech-native youth intuitively know there is an easier way to track their service time besides filling out a form. http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Case_Study-21st_Century_Learning.pdf Students can log their service hours using the free x2VOL mobile app while on site at an organization.
  16. 16. What is the Main Barrier To A Successful Service Program?
  17. 17. The Problem: Paper Tracking Most schools track student service hours on paper forms with physical signatures. Paper forms are a decentralized, time consuming, inaccurate way to measure the impact of student service and progress. Actual photo of a high school that switched from paper to x2VOL.
  18. 18. The Solution: Online Tracking x2VOLTM is an award-winning, online tracking and reporting platform for community service and service learning designed exclusively for private and public schools and districts nationwide. x2VOLTM is Naviance Marketplace Partner. A single sign on API allows students to use x2VOL through Family Connection. Counselors and Service Directors can review and approve student service. Students can attach certified service history to their college applications.
  19. 19. x2VOL Benefits Register for free when invited by the school Post opportunities for students online Verify student hours online Local non-profit organizations will:
  20. 20. The Benefits: Online and Mobile
  21. 21. Three Ways to Access x2VOL via Naviance (3 Views) Staff View – A Naviance staff member (counselor, admin, or teacher) can access to x2VOL. Student Folder View – A Naviance counselor views student information as part of the student record. Family Connection View – A Naviance student logs in via Family Connection and links to x2VOL.
  22. 22. Our Partnership With Naviance Provides Single Sign-On To x2VOL intelliVOL has partnered with Hobsons to provide single sign on access to x2VOL’s service hour tracking and reporting platform through Naviance.
  23. 23. How x2VOL Works for students: Finding Opportunities Students find opportunities on the Dashboard. These are events posted by •the school •club sponsors •local (approved) organizations
  24. 24. How x2VOL Works for students: Signing Up for Events Students sign up for opportunities that interest them. NOTE: Students can sign up for opportunities via x2VOL or they can log their hours for events they have attended outside of x2VOL.
  25. 25. How x2VOL Works for students: Claiming Hours Students log their own hours. There are 3 ways to log hours by using the: 1.Add Hours button for recurring activities 2.Add an activity of your own link 3.Details link next to the activity they signed up for
  26. 26. How x2VOL Works for students: Opportunities outside of x2VOL Students can log hours for events they did outside of x2VOL. Not all nonprofit organizations post events online. Additional information is required for events completed outside of x2VOL. You can customize the falsification consequences.
  27. 27. How x2VOL Works: for schools • Admin permissions are assigned to a person at each school. This person grants access to counselors, faculty and club sponsors. • Groups and Goals are established. We will help you set these up. For instance, you will have graduating class groups (Class of 2013) and you may also want an NHS group, Athletics group and/or Student Council. • You can decide if the service hour goals can be shared (double-dipped) or if they are exclusive to a group. • Student hours and reflections are approved by the school and verified by nonprofit organizations. • Real-time reports are generated from the goals in x2VOL and can be sorted on screen and exported to .xls.
  28. 28. x2VOL Setup, Training & Support intelliVOL provides the x2VOL setup, training and ongoing support. After we receive notification from Hobsons, we will contact you to discuss next steps and plan the training and roll out that fits your schedule.
  29. 29. Thank You! We look forward to working with you and your school/district. Case Studies: http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Case_Study-21st_Century_Learning.pdf http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Seven_Lakes_HS_x2VOL_simple.pdf Success Stories: http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Case_Study-St_Agnes.pdf Announcements: http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Release-2013-04-23-x2VOL_Naviance.pdf http://www.intellivol.com/Portals/0/Press/Release-2013-05-10-1_Million_Hours.pdf Video Demo: http://www.naviance.com/marketplace/intellivol Testimonials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWCldoTTcg Contact us at mpitman@intellivol.com or 972-393-3100 to see if x2VOL might be a good fit for your students!
  30. 30. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations

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