High School Students engaging in community service projects earn opportunities for high school credit, Bright Futures Scholarships, and Graduation Recognitions. Students in Polk County provide over 100,000 hours of service to Polk County communities every year through the Community Service Program. Community Service Coordinators at each high school coordinate the application process and approve the hours and locations where students serve.
Start by contacting your school guidance counselor to register with the program. Hours served before registration may not be counted.
Check out the United Way Quick Guide for ideas of where to serve your community!
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 80,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities.