What: The Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Did you volunteer last year (from Sept 1, 2019-Oct 10, 2020)? We want to acknowledge you! Type up a quick summary about what you did (see the bulleted guidelines below) and email it to Mrs. Cameron, in the College & Career Center by FRIDAY, October 30, 2020 by 3:30 PM.
Who: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades (Middle School Students may apply through your school’s counselor or administrator.)
What’s in it for you? Top volunteers in our school will be advanced to the state-level finalists, and winners there will receive an unrestricted award of $1,000, plus an engraved medallion AND an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C.
Ten of the State Honorees will be named America’s top ten youth volunteers of the year at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. These National Honorees will be awarded an additional $5,000, gold medals, crystal trophies and $5,000 grant for the charities of their choice. Is that cool, or WHAT?!
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
- Initiative—How much personal initiative was involved in the activity? Did the applicant initiate the activity on his/her own, or demonstrate exceptional leadership or motivation in an already organized activity?
- Effort—How much time and effort did the activity require? Did the applicant have to overcome significant obstacles?
- Impact—How much of a difference did the service activity make? Were a significant number of people affected, or were the lives of certain individuals impacted in a major way?
- Personal Growth—Did the applicant develop new insights or skills from the experience? Does the application reflect a sound understanding of the importance of serving others?