Since the 36 years of its inception, the Congressional Award program has contributed over 7.4 million voluntary public service hours to communities nationwide. The Congressional Award program is the highest honor given by Congress to American youth uniting our elected officials no matter their political affiliation.
In 2015, the Congressional Award program documented 4,000 new participants, of which one of the areas of top growth came from our own community – Las Vegas! It was mentioned that 535 members of Congress awarded over 6,000 awards to young people last year with 40,000 participants actively pursuing the award.
Read more about the amazing accomplishments 2015 brought here.
*Adapted from Congressional Award national website.