School ambassadors join presidential awards program

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

Four leaders of the Eaton-Johnson Middle School Ambassadors Program recently met with Pam Hester, executive director of the Downtown Development Commission, to begin involvement in the Presidential Service Awards program.

The program awards presents awards to youth ages 14-and-under who have completed 50 or more hours of volunteer service; individuals 15-and-older who have completed 100 or more hours; and families or groups who have completed 200 or more hours.

Hester began planning the students’ participation in the program with Dr. Priscilla Chavis-Lockley, a school counselor, before the school year.

With Hester’s assistance, the ambassadors are registered on the awards program website,

The leaders will now train other ambassadors at the school on volunteering efforts through the program.

They will soon plan volunteer activities and services for the school year. They hope to work closely with Hester and to assist with DDC initiatives.