Community Service for the College Application? Look at the YMCA.

Families often ask me for guidance on selecting the best community service and leadership development programs for their students. I recently came across a program organized by the local YMCA in my area that illustrates how easy it really is for students to get involved in community service. However, too often community service is just […]

Must I Do Community Service to Get Into a Good College?

Colleges value community service in the admissions process. But not everyone must do community service to get into college.

The Dark Underside of Community Service in the Quest for College Admission

Is community service in a developing country a good idea for improving your college application? Is it a good idea for the poor people the teens may serve? The answer may be “No” to both questions.

Summer: Not Just a Vacation

Wondering what to do this summer? Read this blog post for tips on summer planning and resources for finding summer programs.

How Important is Community Service in Your College Application?

Will you be listing community service hours on your college application? Read more to find out what type of community service is actually valued by the colleges in the admissions process.

The Story of Your College Application: Extracurricular Activities

Colleges aren’t only interested in your academic success; they also want to know how you’ve spent your time outside the classroom, or what extracurricular activities you’ve participated in. When considering what activities to pursue, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind.