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The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 21 years, more than 115,000 young people have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts and you could become one of them!

Eligibility is as follows:

  • is in grades 5-12 as of November 8,
  • is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
  • submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 8.

The deadline for submission is November 8th, 2016. Click HERE to get all the information you need to apply today!