GREENSBORO, N.C. – September 13, 2016 – Service-Learning is ingrained in the culture of Guilford County Schools. The district—which is a National District of Character—has signed on with x2VOL to track the thousands of hours Guilford students give each year to serving in the community. Every student gets involved in service-learning from National Honor Society students and advanced learners, to those receiving special education services, and everyone in between.
Guilford needed a comprehensive and proven system that could manage the district’s thousands of service hours and the reporting and verification process, while also easing the approval process for students. x2VOL by intelliVOL, with over 10 million service hours in its system, is the leading service tracking and reporting platform in the U.S. and has the capability to handle such a large and active district. “We looked into the cost of creating our own digital platform, as well as companies that offered ways of tracking our hours,” said Charlos Banks, executive director of student services and character development. “We chose x2VOL because it had the longstanding reputation for accurate management, and it creates a straight forward, user friendly—get in and get out—process for students, staff, and community partners.”
With x2VOL, now Guilford County Schools will know more about where students are making the biggest impact in their community. Yvonne Eason, coordinator for character development and service-learning is one of the pioneering leaders for character development in the district. “We’re using x2VOL to help our students capture the types of service learning experiences, and to quantify the work they’re doing,” said Ms. Eason.
Service-learning gives students an opportunity to engage and build skills needed to be successful in college and career. “This is a great opportunity for all of our students. We can deeply engage our students from different demographic and cultural backgrounds,” added Mrs. Banks.
“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with the Guilford County Schools’ community to help them build on the excellent foundation of service rooted so deeply into their culture,” said Michele Pitman, founder and CEO of intelliVOL, developers of x2VOL. “We hope to help them understand the additional possibilities of having a comprehensive data system such as x2VOL Service Transcripts, which are available to students for college applications, resumes and scholarship applications.”
See a recent news video about x2VOL in Guilford County Schools here.