Here is an opportunity to recognize your students for volunteer service to their communities. As of December 3, 2012, there are NO entries from Maine.
For many years, Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) has been a communication partner in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which honors middle and high school youth for volunteer community service. The awards administrators have extended the award deadline to Friday, December 7, for those states with no entries…and that includes Maine.
See also this AMLE article about this initiative at the following link.
The application is not difficult to complete, so please take a look. Here is what honorees win…
- Students chosen as Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organizations. Those who qualify (50 hours of service for age 14 and younger, 100 hours for those older) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
- State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
- National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organization of their choice.