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Search Under Way for Prudential Community Award and Lewis Hine Award Winners

9/27/2006:   The application deadlines for two important award programs are fast approaching--October 31 for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring young people in middle and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities, and October 25 for the Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth, given to five professionals and five volunteers for their unheralded and exceptional service to young people.

Created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are the United States' largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteering. Over the past 11 years, the program has honored more than 70,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national levels.

More than 180 Americans over the past decade have received a Lewis Hine Award, which seeks to identify not the one-time hero, but the individual who has made a commitment to the well-being, growth, and development of youth. The National Child Labor Committee initiated the awards in 1985, named for Lewis Wickes Hine, who documented early 20th Century exploitation of child labor.

Visit either program's website to download nomination or application forms, or for more information about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, call 888/450-9961. For the Lewis Hine Awards, call 212/840-1801.


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