More grants and awards from Youth Service America!

Everyday Young Hero Award (Deadline: Ongoing)
Each week, YSA features an Everyday Young Hero in the National Service Briefing. Everyday Young Heroes are youth leaders, ages 5-25, who identify a need in their community, address it through service, mobilize their peers and community partners, and engage the media and elected officials. Everyday Young Hero Award winners receive a certificate and award letter, and will be featured on YSA’s website and in the National Service Briefing. Youth selected as Everyday Young Heroes are also considered for YSA’s other awards, including YSA Service Stars and the Harris Wofford Award.

To nominate a young person who has improved their community through service, please visit

President’s Volunteer Service Award (Deadline: Ongoing)
As a Certifying Organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Youth Service America distributes the PVSA to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Established in 2003, the PVSA is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.

Award Requirements To qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Youth Service America, and we will verify the service and deliver the PVSA.  Volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed as part of Youth Service America programs. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the necessary hours be completed within 12 months; recipients can qualify for a new PVSA each year. Honorees receive:

– An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
– A personalized certificate of achievement
– A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
– A customized press release
– Eligible to be recognized as a YSA Service Star

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