Father Judge High School Honored For Their Leadership in Service
The Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action program is proud to announce that Father Judge High School has been selected as the Philadelphia Recipient For Outstanding Service By a High School and will represent the City of Philadelphia at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony and Gala Event in Washington, DC, June 18th and 19th. Father Judge was selected at the 2013 Regional Competition held Saturday at Peirce College in Center City. They were chosen by a panel of local judges for best showcasing the programs’ seven goals in the Students in Action program and for their philanthropic contribution to the community and their school. They have helped to pave the way for greater volunteerism throughout the City of Philadelphia. During the 2012-2013 school year the SIA team at Father Judge has done many community service projects in support of local non-profits both with monetary and in-kind support, used social media to attract more attention to their work and tracked over 14,000 service hours with a financial impact of over $300,000 dollars to the community.
The Jefferson Awards Students in Action is currently operating in over 325 high schools nationwide and in 13 regions: Charleston, Chicago, Delaware, Central Florida, Indianapolis, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Bay Area, Savannah and Toledo. The Jefferson Awards will select one outstanding high school as the national honoree. Each regional high school, along with the national honoree, will be showcased as part of the National Jefferson Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC in June.
About the Jefferson Awards
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard to create a Nobel Prize for public and community service. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to honor Americans who have performed outstanding Public Service and to inspire others to follow their example.
The Students in Action (SIA) was created in partnership with Deloitte with the aggressive goal of helping to double volunteerism in America’s high schools. The strategy is to create Jefferson Awards youth leadership teams in each high school that celebrate great volunteers, inspire others to get involved and help raise additional resources to expand volunteer activities in the areas of need.