Do you know young 4-H members who deserve special recognition for their volunteer service?
Encourage them to apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year are eligible for honors at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for special recognition events.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – the largest youth recognition program in the U.S. based exclusively on volunteer service – is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A number of 4-H members have earned state-level recognition from the program in recent years.
Here’s how your chapter can participate:
- Now through November 7, 2017, youth volunteers can apply at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit.
- Members must complete their applications and submit certification materials to your executive officer by November 7.
- Then, your chapter can select one Local Honoree for every 1,000 members (or portion thereof) in grades 5-8, and one for every 1,000 members (or portion thereof) in grades 9-12.
- Once Local Honorees have been selected, executive officers have until November 17, 2017 to certify their applications online for state-level judging.
All state-level honorees will receive special recognition, and top youth volunteers are eligible for monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for several days of special recognition events.
If you have any questions or need a paper version of the application form, please call 877-525-8491.