|About the Book|
Does your college application need some extra punch? Are you looking for a community service project that will not only fulfill your high school’s requirements, but one that will also “Wow” college admissions committees? These days, it seems thatMoreDoes your college application need some extra punch? Are you looking for a community service project that will not only fulfill your high school’s requirements, but one that will also “Wow” college admissions committees? These days, it seems that there is more competition than ever to get into the college of choice. A power packed and well-rounded application is sometimes better than, or at least equal to, a star studded academic resume without accompanying involvement outside of the classroom. For students on the border academically, an impressive service project that shows initiative, responsibility and caring can go a long way in evening out the playing field.The Blueprint will walk you, step-by-step, through the process of creating your “Wow” project, from deciding the size and scope to the finished written proposal. Included are instructions on topics such as How to Write a Mission Statement, Building Your Team, considering Logistics, and Promoting It, along with forms, checklists and a Proposal template.The first in a series of Service Project Blueprints, Chemo Blankets offers ideas and instructions on how to create a project of making fleece lap blankets for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Chemotherapy can interfere with the body’s ability to produce healthy blood platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Low blood counts can lead to a variety of serious side effects. One of these is feeling cold most of the time. Hospitals and clinics are known for having very cool temperatures and just sitting for hours can become very uncomfortable for cancer patients. Having a soft and snug blanket to wrap around them during treatment is a welcome and wonderful gift.The project is ideal for a student/ family that have already had experience with cancer, but can also stretch a student beyond their comfort zone if they have never been around cancer patients before.Whether you are looking for a very small project to finish up needed service hours, or if you are looking to build a four-year community-wide program that leaves a legacy, this blueprint will help you do that. For freshmen and seniors alike, and even college students looking to serve, The Service Project Blueprint delivers.You don’t have to be in high school to make use of the processes and ideas you’ll find within. This project ‘How To” is also great for Girl Scout/Boy Scout projects and is a wonderful way to teach younger children the importance of giving and the satisfaction it can bring.Brought to you by Barbara Kitz, a former private College Consultant who helped dozens of students gain acceptance to schools such as Boston University, Boston College, Penn State, Purdue, Miami of Ohio, University of Michigan, Loyola of Chicago, and University of Pittsburgh to name a few.