The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications for 2018 awards are open through November 7, 2017 at http://spirit.prudential.com.
Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program’s national recognition events. Qualifying honorees also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award, granted by the program on behalf of the White House.
Applications can be certified for state-level judging by school principals or the head of a local Girl Scouts, 4-H, Red Cross, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.
Since 1995, the program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), has honored more than 120,000 young volunteers on the local, state and national level.