Broward College Only State College in Nation to be Honored by Junior Achievement with U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award
Volunteers provide students with critical mentoring and positive role models
Junior Achievement USA® (JA) is honoring Broward College with one of 60 2014-15 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2014-15 school year. This is the second year the College has received the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. The recipients will be recognized at the evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit presented by the American Express Foundation on March 8th in New York City in conjunction with JA’s quarterly National Board of Directors meeting.
“Broward College always strives to be a central fixture in the community, so it is an honor to be the only state college in the nation, to be recognized to receive the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr.
Broward College is receiving the 2014-15 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award at the Silver level for providing at least 10,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the year.
President George W. Bush established the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.