National Awards

National Awards
Casady Service-Learning Program (9th-12th grades)
Service Education Exploration Program (7th-8th grade)

                                Bronze PVSA medallion displayed on red, white, and blue ribbon.

                                The Presidential Volunteer Service Award

The President Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA ) is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, PVSA celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

Presidential recognition sets the volunteer/service learner apart from peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though servant leaders may not seek recognition, their example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

In the high school, along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients receive an official pin, medallion or coin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

The Casady Service-Learning office orders awards on April 1 for UD and MD students. 
Awards cannot be ordered if students do not have a file at the awards site linked to the Casady Certifying Organization Award Website.  Awards are delivered in a special recognition Chapel service.

Create A President Volunteer Service Award File

1. Go to

2. Go to Get Involved. 

3. Click on Volunteers.  Register here. 

a. They will ask for personal information.
b. If you are a minor, they are going to ask for a parent’s e-mail
to make sure parents are notified that a website link for Presidential Awards has been established.
c. When the volunteer has accumulated the required number of hours needed for an award, awards will be ordered for the special recognition Chapel service.

4. Log in with the information below.  Make sure you keep your login information somewhere in order to update hours to your file as you serve.

5.  Update your profile.  
a. Type SCW-0931 where requested.  
b. The ROS key is the link to connect the volunteer link to the Casady website as an organization.
c. Remember to click save!

6. Add your service activity.  
a. What did you do?
b.  How did you grow?
c. You may also choose to describe a memorable moment during the service experience.

7. Type the benefiting community organization.   
a.  Provide the name of the site supervisor and contact information.
Choose the day, month and year when your service activity began.
c. Enter the total number of hours served.

8.  SAVE and add another.  Repeat the process (steps #6-10).

9. When finished adding service activities, SAVE.
a. At the end of the page of your service record you will have the total numbers of hours you have served.

10.  If you have served enough hours for an award, e-mail Ms. O’Melia, Service Learning Director to order your award(s).

                       The Congressional Youth Award
                                       Claire Richards '06, Gold, Arjun Nanda'15, Silver


The Congressional Award is the United States Congressional award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals.

                          ABC Summer of Service Award

                            Image result for images of teens serving others

Winners receive a $1,000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world.  Especially interested in ongoing, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. Involved in volunteering? ABC Summer of Service wants to hear your story of service.  All applicants must list Casady School Service Learning as their sponsoring organization.  The award check will be sent to the sponsoring organization or school.  The sponsoring organization or school will accept the award funds for the applicant and work with them to utilize the funds.  YSA cannot send award funds to an individual.

2019 Service Scholarship
Do you know a high school senior who displays leadership skills in the area of service and environmental causes? Encourage them to apply for our $5,000 service scholarship! See details below. 

Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Due: February 18, 2019
Qualifications: High school seniors that live or go to school in the OKC area and have displayed leadership skills in the area of service

1. Complete online application HERE 
2. Submit two letters of recommendation via email 

What's Next? Recipient will be notified via email by March 1, 2019. The recipient will be presented the scholarship award at OKC Beautiful's 35th Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 28.  For more information about the luncheon, please click here.

Questions? Contact our program director, Kristen Milburn, by email or call 525-8822. 

Prudential Spirit of Service Award
Rachel Clapper '04
                                              Project SOS: Prevention of Teen Suicide

                           Image result for images of teens serving others

Are you a middle or high school student that enjoys making a difference through service? If so, apply for the Prudential Spirit of Service Award. You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C.
                            Award Winning Cyclone Projects

Volunteers of the Year:  
Infant Crisis Services Youth Board:  Jessica Greene ‘15, Caitlin Clements '07

World Neighbors
Dignity Award: SOW LOVE Project 2012, building schools in Zambia, The Utz Family and Friends

 Relay for Life
Awards:  Cancer awareness and fundraiser
Top Newcomer of the year 2010: Teen-led Relay for Life
Top fundraiser in its category 2011: Intergenerational-led Relay for Life Emily Beavers '12
Scholar Athlete: Student awarded $20,000 for college of choice and a donation to project:
Knitting for Troops 2011: Chandler Helms'12
Philanthropy Award:  Kids Making a Difference 
SOW LOVE Project 2011: Building schools in Zambia
Project Fallumichechi 2005:  Choctaw Nation Domestic Violence Prevention, Claire Richard '06

Gloria Baron Prize Award 
Project Fallumichechi 2006: Prevention of Domestic Violence in the Choctaw Nation, Claire Richard '06

Prudential Spirit of Community Award 
SOS: Prevention of Teen Suicide Project 2004:  Rachel Clapper '04

Rebuilding Together Hammer Award:    
Refurbishing Four Consecutive Homes of elderly handicapped Oklahomans in four years (2002-2005)
Service-Learning Program: Mr. Matt Pena and Mrs. Carmen Clay



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