Nelson Mandela International Day is July 18. Making the world a better place!

Nelson Mandela International DayMandela Day is an annual, global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, a man who transformed his life, served his country, and freed his people.

And, this July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Mandela. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.”

Mandela followed three rules throughout his life: Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.

At Back to Basics, we bbelieve that everyone has …

The time to prepare for the fall SAT is… NOW!

How to register for the SATThe SAT Test is a suite of tools designed to assess academic readiness for college. The exam provides a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT test keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

The test is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June.

Now, you can register online for this fall’s SAT Tests:

  • Test Date:  Saturday, 

How to earn a high school Delaware Volunteer Credit

How to earn a Delaware Volunteer CreditEstablished by the Delaware General Assembly in 1998, the Delaware Volunteer Credit allows students in grades 9-12 to earn one elective credit towards graduation. The program requires the completion of 90 hours of community service during two semesters. The semesters do not have to be consecutive or in the same calendar year. And, summer offers the perfect opportunity to get started!

Delaware Volunteer Credit Requirements:

  • Hours must be performed outside the student’s regularly scheduled school day.
  • Volunteer hours completed as part of a service group requirement may also be used towards the Delaware Volunteer Credit.
  • Volunteer activity cannot be political

Summer is the perfect opportunity for an internship. Here’s how to find the right one!

How to find an internshipFor college students, often with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt hanging overhead, choosing to embark on an unpaid or low paying internship can be a leap of faith. The real world experience and networking opportunities gained through an internship, however, can far surpass the instant gratification of the meager paycheck earned at a temporary job.

The benefits of an internship are so great in fact, that, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ““Research supporting the positive role that experiential learning plays in the career outcomes of college graduates has prompted institutions to consider …

Don’t wait for spring! Why high school juniors should take the ACT this fall

When should students take the ACT test?Is your high school student planning on attending college? If so, he will most likely need to take either the ACT or SAT test. And, while some colleges and universities have gone “test optional” in recent years, the truth is that a standardized test is still very important.

Unlike the SAT, the ACT is a comprehensive measurement of exactly what students have learned on a day-to-day basis throughout their high school careers. Colleges and universities in the US and abroad recognize this comprehensive test as the education industry “gold standard.” And, test scores are accepted by all …