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Spring Forward vs. Fall Back!

March 14, 2021 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving time in the United States. Once again, we give back that precious one hour of sleep we gained in November. These days, it’s easier to change our clocks, with devices like smartphones handling that particular chore.

At this time of year, I’m reminded of a family trip to Italy in 2018. One morning, we awoke early for a scheduled train ride from Verona to Lucca. Little did we know that earlier that morning, the change to Daylight Saving time had occurred in Europe. We had given ourselves plenty of time to walk to the station and would arrive about 30 minutes before our scheduled departure. On our walk to the station, I just happened to glance at my Fitbit and noticed it was one hour later than expected. Talk about frantic travelers! We sprinted to the station with our rolling suitcases in tow. Luckily, we made it there with about five minutes to spare. When recalling that moment now, we laugh at the situation but at that moment it wasn’t exactly good time management.

One thing that doesn’t change is the need to give back to others. Whatever time zone your organization or students may be in, there are always others that need their time and talents. Our College Application Spotlight program is designed to find unique volunteer opportunities for high school students based on their interests, hobbies, and goals. Whether they give one or five hours a week, it makes a significant difference to the nonprofit and the community.

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