The Thirteenth KCCAA Community Service Award

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage elementary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop a stronger awareness of, and to inspire active participation in, community service. In the past several years, we have seen an increasing number of young students engaging in volunteer work, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. More and more young people have experienced the personal satisfaction of helping others. In order to honor their selfless efforts and to encourage others to follow their examples, KCCAA will recognize some of their most outstanding efforts to help others in our community. There will be three levels of recognitions: one first place, two second places, and three third places, evaluated based on the criteria below. To emphasize the fundamental rewards of community service, the awardees will be given plaques, scholarships, and will be announced during the KCCAA’s Chinese New Year Gala on Jan. 21, 2023, at Johnson County Community College.

This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area. Any qualified student may apply.

Requirements: an applicant must
1. Be an elementary or secondary school student (grades 1 through 12).
2. Have participated in some form of volunteer work or community service (without compensation) during the past year.

Evaluation criteria for awards:
• Activities that emphasize service to others in need will be valued over experiences designed primarily as learning experiences for the applicant. The substance and impact of service will carry more weight than the number of hours served.
• Initiative and leadership in the organization of group efforts to serve others will also be taken into consideration. Fundraising activities to benefit others will carry considerable weight in the judge’s decisions. However, direct service to other


为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。在过去几年中我们高兴地看到在堪城中美联合会青少年希望基金会的带领下,越来越多的年轻学生投入到义务服务。越来越多的青少年感受到了帮助他人带给自己的成就感。 为了表彰这些青少年的无私奉献, 也为了鼓励更多的青少年投入到社区服务的活动中, 堪城中美联合将会表彰在过去一年社区活动的表现出色的青少年们,颁发社区服务奖励。设一等奖一名,二等奖两名,三等奖三名。获奖人将收到奖牌, 奖金, 并有机会在我们一年一度的春节晚会的舞台上接受堪城中美社区的认可。

1. 申请人是在校中、小学生(1-12年级);
2. 在过去一年中参加过任何形式的义工和社区服务(无报酬);
• 申请人参与社区活动的目的不只是在于自身的学习与经历,更重要的是该活动能真正服务他人;申请人的服务质量与服务时间同等重要,如申请人长时间坚持参与服务活动,评审会酌情加分;
• 申请人(适宜年龄)若曾主动领导与组织团队活动,评审会酌情加分;申请人参与的服务活动可以是募捐性质,如申请人的服务活动能直接接触服务对象,评审可能会酌情加分。
申请人请于2023年1月7日前提交一份申请信到以下信箱:。 申请信请列明申请人姓名,学校,电话和email地址, 2022年社区服务的经验总结。同时请附一页纸的自我评价 讲述自己所做的工作和心得体会。申请信须提供所做社区服务工作负责人或联系人姓名和联系方式。申请人请同时提交个人照片一张。



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