Recognition
 

 2014 Celebration of Service

 
The 2014 Celebration of Service honoring recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards and the Varsity Letter for Community Service will be held on October 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Arts Center at Minnetonka High School.  Invitations will be sent in early October.  
 

 President's Volunteer Service Award

 
 
Minnetonka Award Period: September 1, 2013-August 31, 2014
2014 Application Deadline: September 12, 2014
 


President's Volunteer Service Award
The mission of the Minnetonka Public Schools is, in part, to ensure all students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. As future leaders and citizens, our students have a deep commitment to giving back to the community and serving the greater good. In recognition of this service, Minnetonka Public Schools is a certifying agent for the United States President's Volunteer Service Award program, designed to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to serve.
Who can participate?
Students, parents, and other volunteers in the Minnetonka School District.
 
             To get started, please download the following files:
 
4. Application​
Due September 12, 2014
 
APPLICATIONS AND TRACKING SHEETS MAY BE SCANNED AND EMAILED FOR SUBMISSION.
EMAIL to laurie.lokar@minnetonka.k12.mn.us
 
What are the requirements?
Volunteers record their service hours from activities completed at school, church and other places they serve from September 1 – August 31 each year. Hours are recorded on paper and/or in an online profile. Applications must be submitted by the end of the first week of school each year. Awards are presented at an Annual Celebration of Service event each November.
Based on hours, there are four award levels offered:
 
Bronze
Kids (up to 14 years old): 50-74 hours
Young adults (15-25 years old): 100-174 hours
Adults (26 years old and older): 100-249 hours
Families and groups: 200-499 hours
Silver
Kids: 75-99 hours
Young adults: 175-249 hours
Adults: 250-499 hours
Families and groups: 500-999 hours
Gold
Kids: 100 hours or more
Young Adults: 250 hours or more
Adults: 500 hours or more
Families and groups: 1,000 hours or more
President’s Call to Service Awards
Lifetime award for 4,000 hours or more
Where can I volunteer?
While all volunteer service contributes to service hours for the award, volunteers are encouraged to participate in activities that address areas of need in our nation. Click here for local service opportunities and project ideas.
 
APPLICATIONS AND TRACKING SHEETS MAY BE SCANNED AND EMAILED FOR SUBMISSION.
 
To learn more about the Presidential Service Awards, visit: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
 
For questions about Minnetonka’s awards, contact: laurie.lokar@minnetonka.k12.mn.us or 952-401-5766.
 
 
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