The Breakfast Club: The Past 90 Days at Passport for Good

At what point does an idea become a company?  When you hire a team? When you bring a product to market? When you close contracts?  When sales revenue hits the bank account? When you start to get traction on social media? Scaling a start-up reminds me of the famous 1985 comedy-drama, The Breakfast Club, in Read more about The Breakfast Club: The Past 90 Days at Passport for Good[…]

Ten Skills You Can Develop as a Volunteer

by Robert Frederick When you volunteer, opportunities abound to develop skills – especially the 10 listed below.  The more you practice these skills, the more valuable you become as an employee and the more confident you will be when called upon to use them in the workplace.   Observing – Monitor and assessing the actions, behaviors, Read more about Ten Skills You Can Develop as a Volunteer[…]

The Critical Link Between Engagement and Wellness #911Day

I write this post on September 11th , which has become a day of reflection for many of us. This day has become known as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance” — a day on which we celebrate our strengths as a country and make an extra effort to connect with others and serve Read more about The Critical Link Between Engagement and Wellness #911Day[…]

Is Passport for Good Experiencing The Flywheel Effect?

by Gayle Farman In the famous business book that Jim Collins published back in 2001, “Good to Great,” he introduced the concept of “The Flywheel Effect.” He described businesspeople who persevere – who keep pushing a flywheel persistently and inch it forward little by little. With continued great effort, the flywheel starts to gain momentum Read more about Is Passport for Good Experiencing The Flywheel Effect?[…]

An Important Lesson Learned During My First Year at Harvard

Coming in to my freshman year of college, I thought I’d be entering the STEM world — a world of hackathons, problem sets, and internships. High school experience with startups like Passport for Good had convinced me that computer science or mathematics would be my future. It wasn’t until halfway through my semester, when classwork Read more about An Important Lesson Learned During My First Year at Harvard[…]

Three Cheers for “Selfish” Service

“I’m happy to be a worker bee,” my friend said as we contemplated the latest plea for parent volunteers. “Just don’t ask me to organize anything!” Our daughters, now in high school, had participated in many of the same activities since kindergarten. I can’t even remember if this particular request was for Girl Scouts, or Read more about Three Cheers for “Selfish” Service[…]

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Extracurricular Activities: Get Engaged Early and Be Authentic

At The College Advisor of New York, we begin talking to students early in the admissions process about the importance of a strong high school resume. For rising sophomores and juniors, it might seem premature to begin putting their achievements on their resume but, actually, it’s quite the opposite. Colleges want to see active students, Read more about Extracurricular Activities: Get Engaged Early and Be Authentic[…]

Arts Feast: Celebrating Refugees and Immigrants in our Community

By Guest Student Blogger, Anna S. The summer before my senior year I participated in a human rights symposium, in which students collaborated and discussed a wide variety of social justice issues, both domestic and international. This experience inspired me to pursue a long-term project connected to the plight of refugees within my own community, Read more about Arts Feast: Celebrating Refugees and Immigrants in our Community[…]