Friday, October 22, 2010

Announcing Jefferson Awards for Public Service Youth Service Challenge

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service have recently expanded their programming and work to the Minnesota region. An active leader in the United Way Emerging Leaders with a solid history of volunteerism, Tarcy Thompson is just the woman to make this program work for students in Minnesota and for the civic health of our communities. See her program announcement below and contact her with any questions or if you would consider coaching a team of high schoolers on their projects during the course of a school year!

The Youth Service Challenge was started by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service with the goal to get 1 million young Americans (K-College) involved in volunteer/service projects. Students and Teachers can register at, where they will upload their service project or download project toolkits available on the site. After they have registered, participants can recruit online supporters/followers, give progress reports on their project, raise money, publish various multimedia messages about their project (blogs/videos/photos/etc.) and become eligible to win prizes (grants, celebrity visits, etc.).

The projects should be completed by the end of December. If you have any questions, you can contact Tarcy Thompson at or 612-708-2922.

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