America’s Top 10 Youth Volunteers of 2016 to be Announced May 2


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, a celebrity
keynote speaker 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)
914-420-8219 (Cell)