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November 3, 2023
21st Century Skills

Top 5 Extracurricular Activities Colleges Are Looking For

The college admissions process seems to get more competitive with every passing year. While a student's grades and test scores are still the most important factors, extracurricular activities play a major role as well. Admissions officers want well-rounded students who are not just academically strong but are also involved and accomplished outside of the classroom.

If you're a high school student looking to strengthen your college applications, make the grade and consider these top 5 extracurricular activities that colleges look for.

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June 15, 2023
Envision

The Gift of Education

The wonder and discovery that happens through educational programs is truly a gift! Your family and friends can support your future with a little fundraising help from our new Gift of Education tool. Our new favorite fundraising feature makes life-changing moments possible with even more ease and gives your friends and family a way to contribute to your program cost, allowing you to focus on getting ready to embark on your next big adventure.

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June 8, 2023
Envision

2023 Envision by WorldStrides Weekly Photo Sweepstakes - Terms & Conditions

Enter our 2023 photo sweeps! 1) Follow the official Instagram or TikTok handle of Envision by WorldStrides (@envisionbyworldstrides). 2) Tag the official Instagram or TikTok handle of Envision by WorldStrides (@envisionbyworldstrides) in the photo, Reel or TikTok. 3) Include the hashtag #EnvisionPhotoContest in the caption or comments of the photo, Reel, or TikTok. See full Terms and Conditions for more info.

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January 8, 2021
Experiential Learning

Don your Lab Coats for the Viruses & Preventive Medicine Challenge

Welcome to the Viruses and Preventive Medicine Envisionary Lab Challenge! Dive into the fascinating world of preventive medicine and discover whether a career in public health or research could be the path for you! Explore the topic of viruses, which has been spotlighted recently due to COVID-19, and learn about the work that goes into helping populations stay safe and healthy!

Learn to use the Epidemiological Triangle model to prevent infectious diseaseses and take on the role of a public health professional to develop a Public Awareness Campaign in response to a virus. We can't wait to see what you create! 

 

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November 9, 2020
Influencers, Innovators and Inspiration

How To Make An Impact with STEM: A Q&A with Gitanjali Rao

"Each one of us are open to taking different risks. It’s just the ability to get out of our comfort zone and try something that we haven’t tried before." -Gitanjali Rao is an American inventor and winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2017. A 3-time TEDx Speaker, in September 2018 Rao was awarded the United States Environmental Protection Agency President’s Environmental Youth Award. Gitanjali was awarded the Top “Health” Pillar Prize for the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge in May 2019 for developing a diagnostic tool based on advances in genetic engineering for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction. Gitanjali is part of the Envision by World Strides Speaker Network, participating in the Explore STEM Alumni program.

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September 9, 2020
Influencers, Innovators and Inspiration

Speaker Spotlight: Laurie S. Kohn

We’re thrilled to feature Laurie S. Kohn as a speaker at our National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI in Washington, D.C. and spotlight her on our blog.