Two Colorado Youth Honored for Volunteerism at National Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
To her surprise, approximately 250 students signed up to become members. She also has helpedraise money to build an indoor arena at the center.In addition, Kara signed up two years ago to participate in her school's Children Against MinesProgram (CHAMPS), which is working to raise $20,000 to purchase and train a dog that can sniff outlandmines in places where these deadly devices constantly kill or maim people. "We salute theireffort, their achievements, and their spirit of community."More than 21,000 young people submitted applications for the 2010 awards program last fallthrough schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of the Points of Light Institute's HandsOn Network. "Every day, a landminekills a person or animal," said Kara. Rice. Since then, the program has honored nearly 100,000 young volunteers at the local, state and national level."The young women and men in America's schools are nothing short of amazing, and nowhere is thismore evident than amongst this year's award recipients," said NASSP President Steven Pophal.Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities,retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services. "Beingable to empower other students to give back to organizations they're passionate about is the mostimportant mission I've ever attempted," said Lauren.Kara, an eighth-grader at West Middle School, assists special-needs children at a therapeutic horseriding center, and also leads a school campaign to send a specially trained detection dog to acountry plagued by landmines. NASSP and Prudential are honored to recognize them."The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are supported by the American Association of School Administrators, the National Middle School Association, the National School Boards Association, theCouncil of the Great City Schools, Girl Scouts of the USA, National 4-H Council, the American RedCross, YMCA of the USA, the Points of Light Institute, and other national education and serviceorganizations.More information about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and this year's honorees can befound at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.principals.org/spirit.