A recognition who have made meaningful contributions
In this unprecedented time of disruption due to the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to celebrate youth making a difference through volunteer service. While the American students are facing one of the most unusual times in recent history, young leaders have a long history of rising to the challenges of the moment.
Today through November 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are calling youth volunteers from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia to apply for scholarships and national recognition through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Seeking top volunteers
5-12 grade students are invited to apply for the 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.
Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial said that it’s been more than 25 years, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was founded to honor young volunteers working to meet the needs of the changing world — a mission that feels especially timely today.
By November 10, parents, educators, and local leaders will be called to join to celebrate the young volunteers who are innovating and adapting to serve their communities and setting an important example for their peers in the process.
The 2021 Awards Program
NASSP and Prudential Financial will name the top middle level and high school volunteers from each state and the District of Columbia as State Honorees. Each volunteer will receive a $1,000 scholarship, engraved silver medallions, and an invitation to the program’s national recognition events in May.
Moreover, a distinguished national selection committee will name 10 out of 102 selected State Honorees as America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These 10 National Honorees will receive additional $5,000 scholarships, gold medallions, crystal trophies for their nominating schools or organizations, and $5,000 Prudential grants for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.