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Varsity Letter in Community Service
Princeton students grades 7-12 will now be able to earn a Varsity Letter by completing community service work. The community service letter is an award earned by students who go above and beyond when it comes to serving others. Students who meet specific criteria in the area of community service will be awarded a Varsity Letter.
Students who meet the criteria earn a varsity letter in community service and will be recognized at a breakfast in May.
Dates and Deadlines:
By January 15 – Application to Letter in Community Service
By February 1 – Reflection Project Presentation
May – Community Service Letter Recognition Breakfast
Varsity Letter Requirement Details
Application form needs to be submitted along with the following requirements:
The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is separate from the Varsity Letter in Community Service. This is a national award initiative through the Corporation of National and Community Service. If a student completes 100-174 hours over a 12-month period, they would qualify for the “Bronze Level” Presidential Volunteer Service Award. See the following link for more information: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
Who can participate?
The requirements state that I have to complete at least 50 hours in a “non-school” activity. What type of volunteer work counts as a non-school activity?
The requirements state that I have to complete at least one “school activity”. What type of volunteer work counts as a school activity and how many hours do I need?
Can I letter more than once?
If I receive a stipend for my service, can I count the hours?
How do I count my time for overnight experiences (camp counselor, mission trip, etc.)?
Can I count hours for club meetings?
Can I count my time helping with yard or housework?
What else does not count for service hours?
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?