Programme overview

The 'Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards' is an annual nationwide search to identify and recognize school students who have made a positive difference in their communities through volunteer community service.

Introduced in India in 2010, this programme is an extension of the ‘Prudential Spirit of Community Awards’, the largest youth recognition programme in the United States, conducted by Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI), a U.S. based financial services company, for the last 23 years. The national recognition events for Spirit winners from all participating countries are held in Washington, D.C., and include gala award ceremonies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tours of the capital’s historic monuments and landmarks, a festive dinner cruise on the Potomac river and plenty of opportunity for the honourees to share their experiences and ideas with one another.

Besides India, the Spirit of Community Awards is also organized in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, China, Brazil and Poland.