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Recognizing Your Top Applicants

Schools and participating organizations are provided with Certificates of Achievement to award to their Local Honorees, and Certificates of Merit that can be awarded to two runners-up. 

We encourage you to present these certificates, as doing so shines a well-deserved spotlight on young volunteers and inspires others to do good community work as well. 

Here are suggestions on recognizing your top applicants:

  • Present certificates to Local Honorees and runners-up at a public event by the end of January. 
  • Contact local media with details about the presentation.
  • Invite a local Prudential representative to help present the certificates. Find a local representative at
  • Arrange for a photo of your Local Honorees and runners-up receiving certificates from school/organization officials and a Prudential representative. Send it to local media outlets with a news release.
  • Publicize your Local Honorees and runners-up by:
    • Announcing their names in parent organization, school district and other community publications
    • Posting a congratulatory message on your school’s marquee
    • Acknowledging their achievements at a school board meeting, during morning announcements, on your website and on social media
    • Asking them to speak at school assemblies or organization meetings