Across America, young people are making a difference by getting involved in their communities and lending a helping hand to those in need.

From aiding the less fortunate to promoting health and safety, these volunteers are using their time and talents to make lives better. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors these young people for doing their part to change the world.

 

Created in 1995, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service. Each year, the program honors thousands of students from across the country for their community service activities, and selects 102 of them — one middle level and one high school student from each state and the District of Columbia — as the top youth volunteers in their states. Applications for 2013 awards are now open, and the search is on for thousands more students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities over the past 12 months.

Through a Video Public Service Announcement, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is inviting middle school and high school students to apply for 2013 awards. Youth volunteers who have made a difference through service over the past year can win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. Even more importantly, they can win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow their example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored more than 100,000 middle level and high school students over the past 17 years for their volunteer work.

Applications can be found on the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards website and must be completed by November 6, 2012.

Together, we can help acknowledge these extraordinary youngsters and applaud them for their efforts.

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