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Do you keep track of your child's extra curriculars and volunteer hours for college applications?


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Schmen October 21, 2012

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No. My son is going to enlist in either the Army or Marine Corps, then, after his enlistment is up, learn a trade. College is overrated in this economy. How many students graduating college this year will have jobs, besides at Starbucks or 7-11?


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oniaguer August 13, 2012

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I keep track of the hours completed outside of school and submitted it to his school. Eventhough he already met his school's requirement I expect him to continue w/more. It gives him something to share and grow from.


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Hootmon June 21, 2012

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The clubs my son participates in are so highly organized that they each track the number of volunteer hours each student contributes. I try to keep him motivated to achieve his best (he's 4.5gpa all AP & Honors), esp. during two varsity sport seasons


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Mike1981 June 18, 2012

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Parents need to be more concerned about making them a useful citizen or preparing them to enter the workforce than making them competitive college applicants. This is why we have a labor crisis in this country. Your kid will also be more motivated.


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msvanderson April 25, 2012

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Yes I do keep track of my son's volunteer hours for college. I think it is very important for them not only build up their college applications but also give something back to the community.


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cooldanerd April 7, 2012

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yes. usually. not really volunteer hours, although my daughter thinks its important, but yes to extracurriculars, most definitely.


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MagnetMom February 6, 2012

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With my son, no, but realized it's not a bad idea. For my daughter, we keep the concert programs where she played, and keep flyers of events where she volunteered. When college app time comes, she won't have to wing it like her brother did.




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