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How Youth Can Support Oklahoma Tornado Victims

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 4:45 PM

If you're looking to help the residents of Oklahoma, here are seven ways to support the community. While youth and teens may not have their own funds to contribute towards the cause, there are many other ways to support this community in need.

It is important for teens especially...

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Shaking Up America's Education System

(3) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 11:09 AM

At 17 years old, Nikhil Goyal is shaking up America's education system. Goyal is a senior at Syosset High School, a public school in New York. While most high school students focus on athletics, academics and socializing, Goyal aims to transform the American education system.

Goyal's book, "One Size...

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8 Ways Youth Can Support Newtown

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 8:18 AM

"Newtown, you are not alone." - President Obama

People all over the world continue to send an outpouring of support to the community of Newtown, CT. While youth and teens may not have their own funds to contribute towards the cause, there are many other ways to support this...

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Why Every High School Student Should Have a Twitter Account

(3) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 8:23 AM

I must admit, I was skeptical and originally questioned the validity of Twitter. I initially viewed Twitter as just a tedious free service that lets you send a 140-character message, or "tweet to your followers," with lackluster and hum-drum information. I was not really interested in reading about the location...

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7 Ways Teens Can Give Back During the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 8:32 AM

Winter break is a great time for teens to volunteer and find ways to get involved and to give back to their communities. We all know there are huge benefits for teens that volunteer. One of the most rewarding is that volunteer service provides teens the opportunity to create positive...

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Ice Cream, Pi, and Global Youth Service Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 8:38 AM

I am quite fond of celebrating and marking official days on the calendar. Each year, I observe National Ice Cream Day. It is the perfect excuse to consume and enjoy a scoop of my favorite ice cream flavor. International days of celebration are even more appealing. Just knowing that someone,...

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Grab Your Stethoscope: From High School to Medical School with One Application

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 8:40 AM

Like most people, I like to avoid distressing and agonizing experiences. Minimizing anxiety-inducing situations like the admissions process was my ultimate goal. So when I found out about the opportunity to apply to medical school directly from high school, I jumped at the chance to apply to these combined BS/MD...

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The Dreaded College Essay

(6) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 9:35 AM

To everything in senior year of high school there is a season. There is that excitement of starting school as a high school senior, the homecoming and football season, the anxiety provoking college application season, the possible acceptance and college rejection season, and finally prom season and graduation. The overwhelming...

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How to Find Time to Volunteer in High School

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 10:47 AM

Yes, you know it is important for high school students to volunteer. And yes, of course you want to give back to your community. But how does a high school student find the time to volunteer with an exorbitant amount of homework, athletic team commitments, clubs, planning for college, plus...

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