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


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 6:00 P.M. – Top Two Youth
Volunteers From Each State Honored



National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Ave. at 10th
St. NW, Washington, D.C.



The top two youth volunteers of 2016 from each state and
Washington, D.C. will gather for the 21st annual
Prudential Spirit of Community State Awards Ceremony. From 6-7
p.m., they will hear from Prudential Financial Chairman and CEO
John Strangfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, and
four past honorees who have remained involved in service. Later,
each 2016 honoree will be presented with a $1,000 award. Youth
volunteers from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China
and Brazil will also be honored.

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



Thomson Elementary School, 1200 L Street NW



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



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



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


Harold Banks, (973) 216-4833 (Cell)
Dankner-Rosen, (914) 420-8219 (Cell)