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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


International Youth Day:  Youth Volunteering For Youth

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International Youth Day (IYD) is observed each year on August 12. Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, IYD is an opportunity to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. This year’s theme focuses on “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan of “Mental Health Matters.”

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08/12/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


#FirstGen: Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed

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On August 6, United Way co-hosted a Twitter Chat on innovative policies and practices that can improve first generation college success. The goal of the Twitter Chat was to identify challenges that first generation students encounter on the road to and through college and to highlight effective practices for supporting students to succeed in their postsecondary aspirations.
 
Other co-hosts included Eric Waldo, Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative; Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; I’m First; Let's Get Ready; First Generation Film; SEO Scholars; College Greenlight; The National Council of Young Leaders; Bottom Line; College Summit; Graduate NYC!; The Forum for Youth Investment; Demos; and SparkAction.org.

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08/11/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


5 Ways College Grads Can Use Volunteer Experience to Get a Job

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42% of hiring managers say, “they view volunteer experience equivalent to formal work experience.” Read more for some good news and tips for Millennial job seekers.

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07/11/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Tapping in to Next Generation Volunteers and Leaders

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Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. What can we do to improve education in our communities? Pledging to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor is one way to help children and youth achieve their potential. Another is to tap into the energy of motivated teenagers and help them understand how to contribute to early grade education.

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07/10/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Passion for a Cause: Millennials Want to Work and Volunteer Together

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Employers take note. One-third of millennials surveyed said that their companies’ volunteer policies affected their decision to apply for a job, 39 percent said that it influenced their decision to interview, and 55 percent said that such policies played into their decision to accept an offer.

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07/07/14

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