Are you a 5-12th grade student who is making a difference through volunteering? (Awards, grants, and a trip to DC available)


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Maybe you planted a garden to feed the hungry. Maybe you found a way to support U.S. troops and veterans. Perhaps you collected clothes or toys and gave them to children in need. No matter your volunteer project, we want to hear about it – in your application for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 

Every middle and high school in the nation can select a local Honoree. If you are name a local Honoree, you will be eligible for state-wide recognition, a $1000 award, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2019 will be named. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Complete the application and the student/parent agreement; then, on the “certification” page, email or print and deliver instructions to your certifier (deadline: November 6, 2018).
Certifiers review applications online and select Local Honoree(s) for state-level judging (deadline: November 16, 2018).
Your application can be certified by Mrs. Karen Haines, INSPIRE’s principal, or head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.
For application and certification questions, or to request a paper application form, call 855.670.4787 or email
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 1995, the program has honored more than 120,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level.

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