Troy Area Jr/Sr High School Recognized for UN Global Goal Impact.

 
 
 

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Troy Area Jr/Sr High School Students Earn National Awards For Community Service Impact

 

United Nations Association of the USA Recognizes Youth Leaders Delivering Progress Toward The UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

Troy Area Jr/Sr High School is delighted to announce 40 students are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards.  This program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. Students from Troy Area Jr/Sr High School delivered the most impact for SDG 3-Good Health & Well-Being.

 

“Youth efforts and voices are essential to achieve the SDGs.  These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about,” says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA.  “With a decade remaining to deliver on the SDGs, we are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students.”

 

In the last ten months, thousands of students devoted more than 557,000 community service hours to causes and community needs. “The close of this school year, will be a moment in time, never forgotten by current students.  Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, and there has never been a better personal understanding of the connectedness between people, local, and global challenges,” says Kristine Sturgeon, CEO of Inner View Technologies.  “We are delighted to amplify and honor the incredible work of students who are changing the world, one action at a time. In the last few months we have seen student transition their passions for causes to safe remote pathways including virtual tutoring, organizing local food collections, recording music performances for senior centers, digital connections to advocate for voter registration, unique appreciation for HealthCare heroes and so much more.”

 

A key artifact students gain through this program is the development of a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills, and key areas of interest.   The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year. 

 

Honor Awardees: Madisyn Baxter, Jacob Case, Olivia Demas, Autumn Dixon, Madeline Getola, Morgan Graybill, John Landis, Abigail Lewis, Sophia Oliver, Ciara Pine, Sheldon Seymour, Owen Williams

 

Merit Awardees: Duane Ainey, Ethan Allen, Seth Anderson, Allison Beers, Sadie Beers, Caleb Binford, Olivia Call, Matthew Davison, Anna Ensminger, Hope Houseknecht, Kendal Jenkins, Alexander Johnson, Ryder Lathrop, Anna Lewis, Emma Mack, Mallori Morse, Alexis Ostrander, Devyn Parks, Anne Rosanelli, Savannah Sakosky, Sadie Shedden, Sophie Shedden, Riley Sheppard, Vanessa Thomas, Mya Thuotte, Macy Vroman, Cora Weldy, Nicholas Williams

 

About United Nations Association - USA

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.  Learn more at www.UNAUSA.org

 

About InnerView Technologies

InnerView is the leading youth social responsibility platform to help students, groups, and schools highlight community service impact, passion for causes, skill development, and connect local effort to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All college and high school aged students are welcome to join thousands of 14 to 24 year olds who have discovered ways to get involved and developed dynamic visual service resumes through my.InnerView.org. InnerView Technologies is a social impact organization working with students, groups, schools, nonprofits, and committed & compassionate institutions. Learn more at https://InnerView.org

 

 

 

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