Dover High School- 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation


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Students In Action is a national youth volunteer leadership, recognition and reward program, designed to pass the tradition of service on to the next generation.

Co-developed by Jefferson Awards for Public Service and Deloitte, it is now in over 250 High Schools.

Each spring, Student Leaders from the participating schools compete in regional competitions. They are asked to report on the implementation of the program, and the impact they've had, both in their schools and within their communities.

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Dover High School- 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

  1. 1. DOVER HIGH SCHOOL Jefferson Awards Students in Action
  2. 2. Our Team  Ciara Wilkerson 12th  Tasheeka Stroud 12th  Ivy Viray 12th  Keyla Andrews 12th  Ja’Kim Cohen 12th  Fantasia May 12th  Chidinma Eminike 11th  Justin Alexander 11th  Shay Foreman 10th  Tierra Evans 12th
  3. 3. Engaging Our School  Avid about receiving support from our Principal, Mr. Montano  Our faculty coordinators were involved in every aspect of our goals and objectives.  Largely we wanted to involve the student body by building awareness and excitement about the Jefferson Awards.  Dover High School does not have a service requirement and so hours are tracked by using numerous volunteer organizations that are housed within our student body.
  4. 4. One Team, BIG Dreams  Our vision for the school and community: – Create a growing interest in the prestigious award – Encourage service – Continue the success of our program after our seven seniors have graduated
  5. 5. Expanding Volunteer Capacity Winners Recognized!  Live televised morning announcements presenting them with a Jefferson Awards pin and certificate.  Picture and citation on our bulletin board in the main office hallway  Press releases and district website  Awardees: Joshua Guessford, Katie Davison, Celsi Illiano, and our most recent winner for March, Josh Stein.
  6. 6. Making the Money  We chose the Auntie Anne’s fundraiser which has been successful in our school in the past  A good way to involve people in the Jefferson Awards program and make them aware of how the proceeds will be used towards field trips, increasing our account, etc.  Fashion Show  Sock Hop for Haiti
  7. 7. Telling the Story  Engaged our student body and community in the Jefferson Awards program and publicly awarded our recipients,  Multiple visual displays throughout the halls of our school  As a team we have created display cases to compliment the program as well as our district website.  Jefferson Awards HYPE!!  Our winners had press releases sent out to WBOC, The News Journal, and our district website
  8. 8. Growth and Expansion  We plan on partnering with Salesianum School to collaborate and help make strong ties – Mrs. Ballintyn, Jefferson Awards advisor to Salesianum  Actively Recruiting McKean High School through Katie Kravitz, CIS Prog. Director – Established a connection at a mentoring summit and contacted Ms. Kravitz to add them to the Delaware Jefferson Awards schools
  9. 9. Innovative Improvements  We have made many exciting improvements from last year. – The size of our student leader team: 3 to 11 – Nomination and awarding process – We require resumes with documented hours and span over more diverse types of service. – Tracking hours: A New and Improved System = U-Give! – Larger interest in the school. – New Partners! Communities in School, Interact and the Colonial Rotary club, and the National Honor Society to reach out to more prospective students who are interested in Jefferson Awards and what it entails.
  10. 10. Success!  1460 students  2356.65 hours  1.61 hours per student $47,772.16 Giving back to the community!
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