how to implement the high school volunteer award at your school
Objectives of the UServeUtah High School Volunteer Award Program:
- Prepare youth for work success (handshake)
- Prepare youth for higher education success (grad cap)
- Increase positive youth development (hands + heart)
- Develop stronger citizens (org and act icon from pathways)
Your Role in the UServeUtah High School Volunteer Award Program:
- Identify students with volunteer stories to spotlight: We want to spread the word about the good work that your students are already doing. This will provide an opportunity to influence more students to give back.
- Share information with students. You have a captive audience!
- Principals - spreading information to your faculty and staff. Sharing information to all students at your school (by email?)
- Guidance counselors - when you talk with students who are struggling emotionally, or preparing for college and future classes
- Teachers - you can share opportunities with students about ways that they can give back. Oftentimes this may relate to course content and be a great way to connect with students
- Volunteer Award Certificates can be received at your school and presented to students.
- Youth are influenced by their peers. As you start spreading awareness of the program in a public way, you could influence more students to get involved