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    The forms for 2017-2018 and are live.  Use your username and password to log in and enter your student entries. Classroom Connection signups are due December 1st.  All other entries will be due February 1st.

K-8 Writing Programs

Middle and High School Program (SIA)

Students In Action (SIA) is intensive leadership training for teenagers, designed to build leadership, promote engagement, and measure impact.  Students form teams and join other schools at regional leadership training conferences where they learn best practices in performing acts of service, such as: public speaking, leadership, team building, budget management, marketing, written report skills, presentation skills, and so much more; all in the service of others!  See the SIA Teacher's Guide here.

NJ Jefferson Awards Blog

Celebrate NJ is a program of The NJ Jefferson Awards. For information on the latest happenings across our programs and information about NJ Jefferson Awards Honorees visit our blog. The Jefferson Awards Foundation is a national volunteer recognition non-profit established in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service in cooperation with the U.S. Senate and the White House. Designed to honor volunteers in all areas of the United States, the regional programs are coordinated in partnership with local media outlets.