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Prudential Financial names Spirit of Community Class of 2021, celebrating young volunteers for tackling the challenges of a changing world


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Harold Banks, Prudential
Twitter: @HBanksPruPR

NEWARK, N.J., February 9, 2021 – Prudential Financial today announced its 2021 class of Spirit of Community Awards State Honorees — 102 middle level and high school students from across the United States whose volunteering has addressed critical community needs in a year of upheaval. 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted annually by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

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Scholarship program seeking each U.S. state's top youth volunteers


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In this time of disruption due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to celebrate young people making a difference through volunteer service.

Today through November 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are calling on youth volunteers in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia to apply for scholarships and national recognition through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteering within the past 12 months — virtually or otherwise. The application is available at

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For Spirit of Community winners, an unforgettable event during unforgettable times


The 25th annual—and first-ever virtual—youth volunteer awards was a celebration of creativity, commitment and purpose.

This year marks a milestone for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: its 25th annual celebration. So, its organizers had planned a particularly memorable tribute to its middle and high school honorees in celebration of their outstanding volunteer service. But the team could never have imagined just how different this celebration would be.

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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]