WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 -- It is always heartwarming to see young volunteers taking the time to help others. And for the past 17 years, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program has recognized and celebrated their efforts. This awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors outstanding community service by students in grades 5 through 12 at the local, state and national level.
Since 1995, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities. This month, with the opening of the 2013 application period, the search continues for thousands more students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities over the past 12 months.
"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 -- and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," said Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."
Know a student who should apply? Young volunteers can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com or at www.nassp.org/spirit. Applications must be completed by November 6, 2012, and then submitted to a middle or high school principal, Girl Scout council, county 4-H agent, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA, or affiliate of HandsOn Network. Paper versions of the application form are available by calling (877) 525-8491 toll-free.
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