2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Prudential Spirit of Community

Do you know 4-H members who deserve special recognition for their volunteer service?

Encourage them to apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year are eligible for honors at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for special recognition events.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – the largest youth recognition program in the U.S. based exclusively on volunteer service – is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A number of 4-H members have earned state-level recognition from the program in recent years.

This unique program includes volunteers from 4-H, Girl Scouts, American Red Cross, YMCA, and affiliates of the Hands on Network.  Participating in this nationwide program enables us to applaud deserving young volunteers, inspire other young people to get involved in community service activities and attract widespread recognition for 4-H.

Who Is Eligible?
Any student who:

  • is in grades 5–12 as of November 7th
  • is a legal resident of one of the 50 states of the United States or the  District of Columbia
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application
  • submits an online application form following all directions carefully, and submits it by November 7, 2017 to a school principal or to the head of one of these officially designated local organizations: a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, YMCA, American Red Cross chapter, or affiliate of HandsOn Network.

4-H’ers can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com.   Applications must be submitted to the county level by November 7, 2017.

For more information about this program, please click on the link below or contact Holly Jordan at holly_jordan@ncsu.edu.