The annual search for outstanding youth volunteers has begun. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards kicks off its 20th year looking for youth between grades 5-12 that have dedicated their time to volunteering. The students are honored on a local, state and national level with national winners receiving gold medallions, $5,000, trophies for their schools, and a $5,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice. Over the past 19 years, more than 100,000 students have been recognized by Prudential’s awards.
Students can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com by Nov. 4. Applications must be submitted to a principal, Girl Scout council, county 4-H agent, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate, or an American Red Cross Chapter.
Local organizations and participating schools will select honorees on a local level in early November and present the students with a certificate. All local winners will be evaluated to be chosen for the state level. Two students from the state level will travel to Washington, DC on May 2-5, 2015 to have a chance to win the national level prize. (end)