NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM SEEKING OKLAHOMA'S TOP YOUTH VOLUNTEERS OF 2018
NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM SEEKING OKLAHOMA'S TOP YOUTH VOLUNTEERS OF 2018
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NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM SEEKING OKLAHOMA'S TOP YOUTH VOLUNTEERS OF 2018

Through November 7, 2017, The Prudential Spirit of community Awards is looking for Oklahoma's top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

To apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, students and certifiers must complete the following steps: 

  • Complete the online application by November 7, 2017
  • Then, students submit the application for certification to their principal or head of a local participating organization
  • Certifiers review all applications for their school or organization, then select a Local Honoree to nominate for state-level judging by November 17, 2017

Applications can be certified by a middle or high school principal or head of a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or an affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network. 

On February 6, 2018, the top middle level and high school volunteer from each state and the District of Columbia will be named State Honorees. They will receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent or guardian for four days of recognition events from April 28-May 1, 2018.

Shelly Ellis, M.Ed. Executive Director of School Support & Improvement Oklahoma State Department of Education 2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 213 Oklahoma City, OK. 73105 Phone (405)522-3263 Fax (405)522-0615 

Shelly.Ellis@sde.ok.gov