America’s Top 10 Youth Volunteers of 2016 to be Announced Today at the 21st Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

WASHINGTON--()--Top youth volunteers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are in Washington, D.C. for the 21st annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, America’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.

Last night, each of the 102 State Honorees was honored at a gala award ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, where they received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

This afternoon, 10 of those State Honorees will be named 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community National Honorees.

 

MONDAY, MAY 2, 9:30 A.M. – Honorees Promote Literacy at D.C. Elementary School

 

WHERE:

Thomson Elementary School, 1200 L Street NW

 

WHAT:

The State Honorees will present donated books to the school and conduct small group reading sessions with the students.
 

MONDAY, MAY 2, 12:45 P.M. – Nation’s Top Ten Youth Volunteers of 2016 Announced

 

WHERE:

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

 

WHAT:

Bill Basl, director of AmeriCorps at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Ruthanne Buck, senior advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will help announce the nation’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2016. The 10 National Honorees will be presented with personal awards of $5,000, gold medallions, crystal trophies, and $5,000 Prudential Foundation grants for charitable organizations of their choice.
 

Monday’s ceremony will be streamed live starting at 12:45 p.m. EST at http://bit.ly/1MSV3F5

Contacts

Prudential
Harold Banks, 973-216-4833 (cell)
or
Dawn Dankner-Rosen, 914-420-8219 (cell)

Contacts

Prudential
Harold Banks, 973-216-4833 (cell)
or
Dawn Dankner-Rosen, 914-420-8219 (cell)