Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and Prudential Financial have launched the annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for young people who have demonstrated outstanding community service over the past year.  Once again, we hope you will encourage your member schools to promote this program to their middle level and high school students.

This unique youth recognition program, created by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  The program gives schools an opportunity to reward and shine a spotlight on students who have distinguished themselves through volunteer activities – and an opportunity to call attention to the role that schools play in promoting community service.

Applications for 2019 awards are now open to students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year.  More information on this year’s program is included below.


November 6, 2018:  The deadline for students to submit applications (available at

November 716, 2018:  Participating schools and organizations review applications and select Local Honorees, then nominate them for state-level judging by certifying their applications online.

November 2018Spring 2019:  Schools present their Local Honorees and runners-up with certificates to recognize their exemplary volunteer service and hold them up as role models for their peers.

February 5, 2019:  Judges name the top middle level and high school youth volunteer in each state and the District of Columbia as State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists.

May 47, 2019:  102 State Honorees attend national recognition events in Washington, D.C., where America’s top 10 youth volunteers of the year are announced at a special ceremony on May 6.

• Call for Entries (pdf: 2019 SOC Call for Entries )
• How to Apply (pdf: 2019 SOC How To Apply)
• Application Deadline (pdf: 2019 SOC Application Deadline Flyer)

If you would like more information about the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, visit, call 800-253-7746, or email