Each year the Junior League of Greenwich designates funds to be awarded to a local female high school student through its Community Service Award.
The award of $1,000 is intended to recognize a high school student who exemplifies the mission of the Junior League of Greenwich by demonstrating sustained commitment to community service. The recipient must be someone whose volunteer activities demonstrate initiative and show significant and sustained commitment to community service and leadership.
To be eligible the applicant needs to be a female high school student in grade 9-12, who lives in or attends school in Greenwich.
The recipient must be someone whose volunteer activities demonstrate initiative, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community service.
Applications can be found at jlgreenwich.org and must also include two written recommendations from non-family members with knowledge of the students volunteer activities. The deadline for submission is March 29t, 2021.
The Junior League of Greenwich presented the 2020 Community Service Award to Stephanie Guza, then a senior at Sacred Heart in Greenwich.
Stephanie founded the Help End Period Poverty Project to spread awareness, educate others, and provide free feminine hygiene products to women in need. She organized three fundraisers at her school, raising two thousand dollars-worth of feminine products, which were donated to multiple non-profit organizations supporting low-income and homeless women.
She earmarked the $1,000 award to purchase and donate more menstrual products to organizations and shelters in Greenwich.