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The US Presidents Volunteer Service Award for JCNC Youths - Enrollment deadline extended to April 25th, 2018

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:14 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra, Jai Mahavir!

As announced earlier, we have started the new year (2018-19) of our highly successful program ‘The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards’ (PVSA) for JCNC youth age 13 to 19. This program was launched new in 2017 by JCNC 2017 Executive Committee and five youth volunteers from our community were honored during the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak event of 2018

JCNC has now partnered-up with Corporation for National Community to Service Award for our deserving young volunteers.  The aim of the program is to promote Jain principals, the program is designed to prepare our next generation leadership in such a way that they will be inspired to participate in leading volunteer activities at JCNC. In return, they will be awarded with volunteer service credits and the PVSA certificate signed by the President of United States.

Rules & Eligibility Criteria (Updated)
  • Open to all JCNC member families. We encourage you to review the eligibility criteria before you apply (link at the bottom).
  • Children between 13 -19 years of age as of 31st Mar 2018 are qualified.
  • This is a yearly program, registration is now open for the calendar year from Mar 2018 – Feb 2019. Last date to enroll is extended to Apr 25th, 2018..
  • Awards will be presented in Apr/May 2019 during major JCNC events for all successful participants in Mar 2018 – Feb 2019 batch.
  • The Awards Table below depicts the Age group Vs. the Number of volunteer hours required for each of these three levels.
Age Group Vs. Hours *
Age 13 to 15
50 – 74
75 – 99
100 +
Age 16 to 19
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 +
Minimum Age for enrollment will be considered as of March 2018.
**Applicable a
ge-group for award Level and required hours (whether Age 13-15 or Age 16-19) will be determined per volunteer's age as of Feb , 2019
***Participants serving less than 50 hours in Age 14 & 15 category and less than 100 hours in Age 16 to 19 category will not qualify for certification & award. These are the key requirements of the program.

We will arrange for a follow-up meeting with the entire group participating in this program in late April/Early May to go thru with much more detail, including work assignments, the roles, and responsibilities, the method of reporting and validation of service hours, etc.
JCNC Youth Service Awards Steering Committee will oversee operations & integrity of this program.  Members of this committee are: 
Sunil G. Mehta (Chair, VP Technology) 
Kiran Shah
 (Co-chair, Ex VP PR) 
Hetan Shah (VP PR) 
Sudhanshu Jain (President)

A working committee of volunteers is being formed and will include the above members and multiple youth volunteers. The email address of this committee is: serviceawards@jcnc.org