Local Teens Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
Renaya Demarest, 18, a senior at East Mountain High School, organized a series of basketball games at her high school to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Renaya was watching the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer (CvC) men’s basketball tournament when it occurred to her that her high school could hold its own version of the fundraiser to fight cancer.
Justin Allen, 14, an eighth-grader at Holy Ghost Catholic School, volunteered at his old summer camp last year, performing a variety of tasks to help the camp run smoothly. As a youngster, Justin had attended the camp and looked up to the teen volunteers, including his older sibling, who assisted the staff.

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