ARE YOU A MIDDLE LEVEL OR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH VOLUNTEERING?
In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.
During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofilt charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
For application and certification questions, or to request a paper application form, call 855.670.4787.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 1995, the program has honored more than 120,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level.
Complete the application and the student/parent agreement; then, on the “certification” page, email or print and deliver instructions to your certifier (deadline: November 7, 2017).
Certifiers review applications online and select Local Honoree(s) for state-level judging (deadline: November 17, 2017).
Your application can be certified by your school principal or head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.