Community Service Award

Congratulations to our 2020 Recipient, Stephanie Guza!

 

 

The 2020 Community Service Award

The JLG Community Service award is given each year to a female high school student who exemplifies the mission of the JLG by demonstrating a sustained commitment to community service. This year’s award goes to Stephanie Guza, a senior at Sacred Heart in Greenwich.

Stephanie co-founded the Help End Period Poverty Project with her sister to spread awareness, educate others, and provide free feminine hygiene products to women in need. Stephanie organized three fundraisers at her school this past year raising two thousand dollars worth of feminine products which were donated to multiple non-profit organizations supporting low-income and homeless women.

She plans to use the $1,000 award to purchase and donate more menstrual products to organizations and shelters in Greenwich. Stephanie will attend University of Richmond in the fall and hopes to expand her project to her new community.

 

About the Award

Each year, the Junior League of Greenwich designates funds to be awarded to a local female high school student through its community Service Award. The award of $1,000 is intended to recognize a high school student who exemplifies the mission of the Junior League of Greenwich by demonstrating sustained commitment to community service. The recipient must be someone whose volunteer activities demonstrate initiative and show significant and sustained commitment to community service and leadership.

The Community Service Award Winner(s) is presented with a monetary award of $1,000 from the Junior League of Greenwich in May.

ELIGIBILITY

Any local female high school student, grade 9-12, who lives in or attends school in Greenwich. 

CRITERIA

The recipient must be someone whose volunteer activities demonstrate initiative, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community service.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Submission of application:
  2. Two written recommendations from non-family members knowledgeable of the student’s volunteer activities
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