The Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Service Initiative Announces The Winner of The San Francisco Bay Area Regional ‘Role Model High School’ Competition
“The students of
An independent panel of judges selected Livermore High School based on the school’s success in rolling out a new healthy foods program, its engagement of faculty support, the development of a detailed tracking system for student volunteer hours and the successful recruitment of a new school into the YSI program. Concerned about high rates of childhood obesity and diabetes, the Livermore High School Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Services students focused on creating a school-wide program to improve health and nutrition at their school, with the goal of expanding the program to neighboring schools across the Bay Area. In partnership with nutritionists and the Agricultural Department,
“Livermore High School is new to the YSI program, and in less than three months, the students accomplished goals that some schools need years to accomplish,” said
Burlingame High School placed second in the YSI awards for its positive community impacts, particularly around its Gateways to Service program which connects students with volunteer opportunities at local community organizations, while San Leandro High School placed third for its youth tutoring and community fundraising events. In addition, Las Lomas High School, Sequoia High School,
A portion of the funding and support for The Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Service Initiative was provided through Deloitte’s Problem Solvers Fund, a national grant program that aligns Deloitte’s charitable giving with its strategic approach of helping people and communities thrive by using its best thinking to build stronger nonprofits. The Problem Solvers Fund provides large-scale grants to support local community initiatives where Deloitte employees are deeply engaged in pro bono and other skills-based volunteer projects to help nonprofit organizations increase their capacity to address critical social issues. Through the Deloitte Problem Solvers Fund (www.deloitte.com/us/problemsolvers), The Jefferson Awards/Deloitte Youth Service Initiative has provided approximately
In addition to Deloitte, corporate sponsors of the Youth Service Awards in the Bay Area include Wells Fargo, United Way, Visa and Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids.
About the Jefferson Awards
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service was founded in 1972 by
The Jefferson Awards Youth Service Initiative was created in association with Deloitte with the aggressive goal of passing the tradition of volunteerism along to our youth and helping double volunteerism in America’s high schools. The strategy is to create Jefferson Awards youth leadership teams in each high school, and by providing the Jefferson Awards recognition system, leadership and ethical decision-making training, and hands-on coaching, the initiative hopes to create the “Help Desk of Help” at each high school. The leadership teams celebrate great volunteers, inspire others to get involved and help raise additional resources to expand volunteer activities in areas of need.
For more information about the Jefferson Awards and the Youth Service Initiative, visit our web site at www.jeffersonawards.org.
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