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.
To be eligible the applicant needs to a be a female high school student in grade 9-12, who lives in or attends school in Greenwich. The recipient must be someone whose volunteer activities demonstrate initiative, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community service.
Applications can be found at jlgreenwich.org and must also include two written recommendations from non-family members with knowledge of the students volunteer activities. The deadline for submission is March 7.
The Junior League of Greenwich presented the 2019 Community Service Award to Isabel Kalb, a junior at Greenwich Academy. Isabel has been involved in the community as a volunteer assistant preschool teacher, ViceChair of the First Selectman’s Youth Commission of Greenwich, an organizer of the first Greenwich Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and a Greenwich Academy Community Service Board grade representative. But most impressive was her work with the First Selectman’s Youth Commission of Greenwich (FSYC) through which she organized the “The Preschool Project.” Every year, she organizes volunteers from the FSYC to go on-site in Family Centers preschools during the National Week of the Young Child.