WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is calling on all youth ages 14-23 from the 14th Congressional District to participate in this year’s Congressional Award Program, the highest honor Congress bestows upon young people. This bipartisan effort rewards those who have completed up to 100 hours in the areas of public service, physical fitness and personal exploration through individual goal setting. Previously, Rep. Hultgren presented a Congressional Award Gold Medal to Kyle Goggio of Naperville for his achievements.
“The Congressional Award Program encourages active students to set goals, make plans to achieve them and demonstrate servant leadership in their communities,” said Rep. Hultgren. “This is a great opportunity to challenge, engage and recognize young residents while promoting their work helping their neighbors in need and improving their communities. I encourage all who are interested to challenge themselves through the Congressional Award Program.”
Established by Congress in 1979, the award was created to honor young participants who have set, and achieved, personal goals driving service and individual development across the nation. There are no minimum grade point average requirements and the program accommodates youth with special needs and disabilities.
This award’s non-competitive nature allows participants to fully engage themselves in their work. Upon successful completion of program requirements, participants are presented with a Congressional Award certificate or medal. More than 3.5 million volunteer hours and more than 49,000 Congressional Awards have been earned over the years.
Additional details on the Congressional Award Program are available at http://congressionalaward.org and on Rep. Hultgren’s website at hultgren.house.gov/congressional-award. For additional questions, please contact Gina Gregolunas in Rep. Hultgren’s Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2976.