The nations top community service winners in the 30th anniversary Colgate Youth for America will be chosen by a judging panel led by Hilary Duff, Disney TVs Lizzie McGuire, and Michelle Trachtenberg of UPNs Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The award-winning program presents cash grants for the best completed service projects by local units of Camp Fire USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, and National 4-H Council, organizations representing 13 million children across America.
More than 300 local clubs and troops of these leading national organizations will receive checks for up to $2,000 for their outstanding projects.
The Youth for America campaign is part of a worldwide network of Colgate-Palmolive Company-sponsored youth programs.
Recent winning projects have included raising guide-dog puppies for the blind, Internet training for seniors, environmental improvement initiatives, after-school care services, violence-prevention efforts, baby-sitting for special needs children and thousands of other community-focused programs, all reflecting the genuine concerns of the nations young people.
Entry forms may be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Colgate Youth for America, P.O. Box 1058, FDR Station, New York, N.Y., 10150-1058. Visit www.youthforamerica.com for more details about the program. The deadline for entry into this years program is March 31.