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  • Submit Student Work by April 1!

    Submit student work for the NJ Scoop, Revolutionary NJ, and/or CRUNCH Bunch writing contests today! All student essays and pieces are due by Saturday April 1, 2017.  To submit please sign in at the top of this page.   Please make sure to have Parent Permission before you submit work from your students.  Up to 7 pieces per class may be submitted and each piece must be submitted as a separate submission.

K-5 Writing Programs

  • The CRUNCH Bunch:  Creative Writing Contest on Childhood Health and Nutrition for Grades K-5

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.