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Washington Event

In light of the evolving concerns surrounding COVID-19, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's recognition events in Washington, D.C., originally scheduled from May 2-5.

The 2020 State Honorees will be honored virtually and receive their $1,000 scholarships in early May.


Each year in early May, the 102 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees take an all expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for four days of national recognition events.

While in Washington, the honorees share their experiences and ideas with one another, meet top youth volunteers from Spirit of Community programs in other countries, tour the historic monuments and landmarks of the nation's capital, visit their U.S. senators on Capitol Hill, take a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, and are honored at a gala dinner and award ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

During the trip, 10 of the 102 State Honorees are named America's top youth volunteers of the year at a formal luncheon at the Andrew W. Mellon auditorium.