Tampa, FL – November 29, 2016 – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. (MAOTeen) is proud to announce that we have been selected and approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a national award created from the White House. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

“MAOTeen does more than help young women realize their educational dreams,” said Steve Frocchi, the organization’s Vice President of Development. He continued, “When it comes to serving the community, MAOTeen local, state and national titleholders and volunteers are on the front lines, pouring thousands of hours into teaching, mentoring and community service.”

“Now, more than ever, service is necessary to tackle the most pressing issues of our time, and Americans are accepting the challenge. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and inspires community service leaders and volunteers to lead the charge,” stated Kim Parrish, MAOTeen President.

It continues to be MAOTeen’s goal to encourage more individuals to embody the spirit of volunteerism that makes this country so great. Through this program, Americans of all ages, from youth to seniors, are invited to join MAOTeen and participate and be recognized by our nation’s president for being active citizens.

About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
One of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. In the past decade, MAOTeen has paid over $1 million in cash scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities, while developing mentoring programs and community-based initiatives across the country. MAOTeen has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children nationwide. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.