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During high school, did you develop a passion for community service? Even if you're not planning on pursuing a major in social work or human services, almost all colleges have an office of community service where students can take on independent service projects. Often, these college community service projects can count for course credit, and are a great line on your resume!
We profile eight of the best community service colleges and highlight the coolest parts of their programs. Take a look at these great schools and see what they are doing in their communities! Read more...
For some college students, saying goodbye to their four-legged friends when they go off to college is tough. But what if you could fill that void for quality puppy time and help a child with a disability? The 4 Paws for Ability University Program connects service dogs in training with student volunteers for a semester long fostering commitment. For 4 Paws student volunteers every day is take your dog to class day!
But with the fun of having a dog again comes a lot of responsibility. Students must take the dog wherever they go and attend regular meetings for training. And of course, there's that hard goodbye to make when the dog's fostering time comes to an end for service placement.
There are 5 different colleges in Ohio and Kentucky participating in the program with 36 dogs currently being fostered by students for the Spring 2012 semester. Since 1998, 4 Paws for Ability, based out of Xenia, Ohio, has placed over 600 service dogs with the majority being to children with Autism, seizure disorders, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Read more...
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