What is the “Green Cord” Community Service Award Program?
The “Green Cord” Community Service Award Program is an initiative designed to help high school students gain a sense of community service, pride, volunteering, and ownership. The program is a way to encourage 9-12 grade students to contribute at least 100 hours of approved community service per school year. Students meeting these requirements will be recognized as Green Cord award recipients in each high school year they complete 100 or more hours. Students in grades 9-11 will be recognized during the campus awards ceremony in May. Seniors can earn up to four Green Cords to wear at graduation.
Hours must be recorded from April 17, 2023 through April 12, 2024. Stop by Mrs. Allen’s room (310-B) for more information or contact our Green Cord Sponsor (Jennifer Allen) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to participate and submit your Green Cord hours?
We are using an online tracking and reporting system for all Green Cord, community service, and volunteer hours, called x2VOL. This program will allow your student to enter their Green Cord hours online at any time, as well as check for any volunteer opportunities (if the campus is notified of opportunities), check hours submitted 24/7, receive reminders about opportunities and print a service hour log that can be used for college applications. There is even an App to add to your phone to make submitting hours easy.
Information for students to access x2VOL:
Click HERE for student information to login to their x2VOL account.
Click HERE for the video on how to login to your x2VOL account.
What is the NISD “Green Cord” Community Service Award Program?
The “Green Cord” Community Service Award Program is an initiative designed to help high school students gain a sense of community service, pride, and ownership. The program is a way to encourage 9-12 grade students to contribute at least 100 hours of approved community service per school year. Those students meeting these requirements will be recognized as Green Cord award recipients in each high school year they complete 100 or more hours.
Students can be recognized all four years.
Students meeting and/or exceeding requirements for community service (100 hours/year) will be awarded a certificate and the option to purchase a Green Cord patch for each year of participation. Students can letter in Green Cord volunteering.
Students who receive the Green Cord award all four years will be recognized at the NISD Board of Trustees Awards.
During the senior year, graduates will have the option to purchase a “Green Cord” for each year of achievement (100 hours/year) to wear during the high school graduation ceremony.
Who should participate in the program?
This program is for any student who wants to complete community service hours for personal satisfaction, community service recognition, and to enhance their college admissions and scholarship opportunities. Any student who wants recognition for completing 100 or more community service hours per year should participate in the “Green Cord” program.
Why volunteer in your community?
Through volunteer service, people can strengthen and improve the quality of life within their communities and help themselves and others to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Volunteering is beneficial because it builds self-esteem, passes on social values and instills the responsibility of a personal commitment to giving back to the community through service.
Community service hours can be used for college and work applications.
Volunteer work can introduce you to a future career and give you valuable experience and insight.
What if I don't know where to volunteer?
The Green Cord Sponsor can help you with opportunities for students to volunteer.
When do the 100 hours of community service need to be completed?
To be counted toward the annual “Green Cord” award, hours must be turned in and approved by April 12, 2024. Hours can be earned and submitted between April 17th, 2023 – April 12, 2024. Hours must be submitted within 30 days of the service. All hours must be completed and approved by April 12, 2024 (no exceptions).
Hours completed in May, June, July, and August 2023 must be submitted by September 30, 2023.