Know teens doing great volunteer work?

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.

•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.

Each of the 4 winners will receive:
• $500 – compliments of Window World™
• A quarter-page, black & white ad in the AJC

See Official Rules for complete list of criteria and full details.

Click here to nominate a teen.

9 comments Add your comment


April 11th, 2012
1:53 pm

C’mon Theresa….we covered this already…… and you only got 4 responses.


April 11th, 2012
2:41 pm


April 11th, 2012
3:36 pm

I think I have a couple. but I didn’t get their names.
I happened to be driving in Atlanta, down by that airport. These two teenage looking girls were “volunteering” to ride with what looked like some very lonely men. I asked them. “What kind of volunteer work are you doing?” They both said to pull over on the side street, with those other men named John, and they would be there in a minute. I didn’t have time for that, and that side street looked busy, so I just said, “I don’t have time to pull over on the side street, and that side street looks busy.” They smiled, and said, “Yeah, were good “volunteers”; we take our work serious…you’ll have to come back sometime and talk to us sometime.”

So, those teenage looking volunteer girls were keeping those lonely men named John company and talking to them…very noble thing to do at such a young age. However, I don’t think I’ll go back because when I got where I was going, I noticed my tag had been stolen. Those teenage looking girls really should volunteer in a better neighborhood, where it’s safer to volunteer. I am pretty sure there are plenty of lonely men in the northside Atlanta suburbs, some of them even named John, who would love to be kept company by teenage looking volunteers.


April 11th, 2012
3:47 pm

I am sorry but currently I mostly only know little kids and college aged kids. Except a few HS kids who have volunteered our back yard as the cut through yard and have left coke cans and candy wrappers out there. Methinks if they cannot clean up after themselves while taking the liberty to march through our yard…they are not doing too great ( or volunteering). My own two did HOURS of volunteer work and wore that cord at HS graduation. Yes,the cord encouraged them to do it but it also got them involved in different things than they normally would do. I do know one HS girl that does some freelance work for me but I am not sure how much volunteer work she does.


April 11th, 2012
3:57 pm

…TWG had a senior moment (after all, she did turn 40 this week) and punched last Friday’s button for today’s second topic…


April 11th, 2012
4:05 pm

ok – you have been called out before by your readers for calling this blog in.. but wow.. this is a new low.


April 11th, 2012
4:55 pm

didn’t “get schooled” have the same topic a couple of weeks ago, also? Looks to me like “window world” is getting a lot of attention. It’s great to know about such contests and programs but it would be nice if it was posted in addition to not in place of a blog topic.

fcm on my cell

April 12th, 2012
6:37 am

My question never from last time this posted never got answered


April 15th, 2012
1:44 am

Why are homeschooled teens not allowed to be nominated? The teens I know doing the most work for others are all homeschooled. They should be eligible for awards just like any other kid.