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Harold Banks
Global Communications, Prudential Financial
Phone: (973) 802-8974

Dawn Dankner-Rosen
DDR Public Relations
Phone: (914) 747-2500


We interviewed each 2019 State Honoree about their award-winning service activities and why they volunteer. See the interviews on YouTube.

See interviews with past honorees: [2018] [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013] [2012]

National Awards Program Seeking America's Top Youth Volunteers of 2020


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two students in each state a $1,000 scholarship, a medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today through November 5, 2019, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for the top youth volunteers of the year in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and

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America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2019 named at 24th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards


Award-winning actress Viola Davis pays tribute to outstanding middle level and high school volunteers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For community service initiatives that range from leading a youth mental health initiative to collecting books for kids across the country, 10 students were named America’s top youth volunteers of 2019 today by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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Top Youth Volunteers of 2019 Honored Nationwide


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selects 102 student volunteers to earn $1,000 awards, silver medallions and trip to nation’s capital 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – They’re supporting people with disabilities, kids experiencing homelessness and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. A few have made it their mission to focus attention on teen mental health. Others are raising money and awareness to help children with cancer.

Those are just some stories of the 102 youth volunteers – two from each state and the District of Columbia – who today were named State Honorees by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring students in grades 5-12 for outstanding volunteer service. Read the names and stories of this year’s honorees at 

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