I have been asked by the AJC to alert Get Schooled readers to a contest that will reward Metro Atlanta teens who are outstanding volunteers in their communities.
From the AJC:
One of our advertisers wants to recognize teens who volunteer in the community. They are sponsoring a Young Leadership Award, and four winners will get $500. If you know a teen doing great work, nominate him or her today.
I checked out the requirements for High School Hero and wanted to note a few that are important before you consider nominating a candidate. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
•Nominee must be a high school student (grades 9-12) and enrolled in a public or private school program in Metro Atlanta.
•Nominee must be a Georgia resident and reside in Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding and Waltom.
•Nomination must be for actively volunteering with a non-profit organization or church program, or for an accomplished feat of community service which is voluntary and does not involve academic credit or financial remuneration.
•Nomination must be made by an adult – parent, teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, church or organization member or adult (over 21) neighbor or community member.
Thanks, Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog