The Peter R, Marsh Foundation recognizes that students who unselfishly provide voluntary service in their communities possess above average social/emotional intelligence, are more empathetic towards others, live more peaceful lives, achieve greater-than-average academic success, graduate high school and typically attend college. As adults, these students often become competent parents and valuable members of their communities.
The objective of the Student Silent Servant Award (SSSA) initiative is to support high schools in their efforts to embed emotional/social intelligence in all their students. The SSSA initiative:
- Identifies, publicly acknowledges and awards students who currently serve.
- Examples and affirms the personal rewards of public service.
- Inspires all students to participate in public service.
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