Green Cord

Green Cord Challenge

2020 - 2021

 

Byron Nelson High School
Tammy  McClure - Sponsor 

 

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.

How to participate and submit your Green Cord hours?
We are excited to announce we will be using a new online tracking and reporting system for all Green Cord, community service hours, called x2VOL. This system will allow us to eliminate using Google forms and centralize the information. x2VOL 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. 

We are very excited to announce that x2VOL is now partners with Naviance. This means when your student submits their online college applications/transcripts, they can now submit their official Green Cord hours. See article about the partnership.

Information for students to access x2VOL, BNHS's new Green Cord tracking program: 

Accessing x2VOL to log your community service hours:

Students Registering to x2VOL for the 1st Time

  1. Go to www.x2VOL.com and click JOIN.
  2. Type in your School Name and click Search.
  3. Type in your Last Name and Student ID.
  4. Enter the remaining profile fields.
  5. Set your interests and skills and click proceed.
  6. Set a password, select your group and check the required boxes to complete your registration.
  7. Log in and view your Dashboard. 
  8. Join the Green Cord group for this year and begin logging your hours. 


Existing Users:

  1. Go to www.x2VOL.com
  2. Click LOGIN
  3. Enter Email that is used in x2VOL and Password (If the student doesn't know their x2VOL password, they can reset it on the login page.


Additional Support Videos for x2VOL
--  "How to Sign into x2VOL", Click x2VOL Student Login.pdf
-- Video for "How to Sign into x2vol" Click Here
--Video for "How to Join a Group", Click HERE

Click Green Cord Overview 2020-2021.docx for information about the entire Green Cord program. 

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.

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 verified by April 15, 2021. Hours can be earned and submitted between May 1st, 2020 – April 15, 2021. Hours must be submitted within 30 days of the service. All hours must be completed and verified by April 15, 2021. (no exceptions).
Hours completed during the summer of 2020 must be submitted by September 15, 2020.