Opportunity – Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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Information located at http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc 

Program Overview

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 18 years, more than 345,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.

How does the program work?

In the United States, each program year begins in September, when information and application instructions are mailed to all middle level and high schools in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and to the following officially designated local organizations: Girl Scout Councils, County 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, Affiliates of HandsOn Network.

Through these schools and local organizations, students are encouraged to complete an online application by November 5.

Information located at http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc