Service-Minded Kids Succeed in School and in Life
There is something eternally special about a girl who gives back to her community. This is one of the basic teachings of Rainbow. Likewise, K-12 schools and colleges believe in nurturing service-minded generations and now require many students to volunteer on an ongoing basis, or complete a specific number of hours of community service.
According to a report by Independent Sector and Youth Service America, people who begin volunteering at a young age are twice as likely to volunteer as adults. Girls who get a head start by joining Rainbow will definitely gain an advantage. According to the federal Corporation for National and Community Service*, students who report doing better in school are more likely to be volunteers. Research also shows that students who volunteer tend to be more well-rounded, productive people and are more engaged in their community. This means that groups like Rainbow play a vital role in the academic futures of young people.
There’s a reason why more than 500 colleges submitted applications to the newly formed President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – a federal effort to honor universities that have provided the most outstanding community service. Today, an estimated 15.5 million youth (or 55% of kids ages 12-18) participate in volunteer activities and Rainbow is proud to be a part of that.
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High School and College
With college entrance requirements becoming more and more competitive, students need to fit a more diverse profile. Getting good grades and scoring high on the SAT are not the only things colleges review. They want to see students who take the initiative to be involved in their community and invest their spare time in volunteering. Walking a neighbor’s dog their senior year in high school does not qualify! Students should start early. That’s why joining Rainbow is a smart investment in a girl’s future. In 2001, almost 83% of high school seniors said they volunteered before college.
Join Rainbow today for a better tomorrow because…
- Many high schools are requiring community service before graduation.
- Most colleges and universities look for high school students who have taken active roles in volunteering.
- Volunteering presents an awesome way for girls to experience different areas of work, making it less complicated when choosing a career path.
- Rainbow community service projects allow girls to network and meet with professionals for solid career guidance.