|The President's Volunteer Service Award
Child Empowerment Network is a certifying agency for the President's
Volunteer Service Award (www.presidentialservicewawards.gov ). We hosted our first Awards Ceremony honoring
the 2004 Recipients on Friday, December 3rd at our headquarters
in Beltsville, Maryland. Established in 2003, the AWARD is
available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families
who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service
and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.
As one of hundreds of Certifying Organizations participating
in the AWARD program, The Good Knight Network confers the
award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers nationwide. We hold award ceremonies annually in the month of December.
iIf you are interested in earning a Presidential Volunteer Service Award through the Good Knight Network, please contact Sophia West at
301-595-8989 to register and receive a volunteer application.
A Message from
been five years since I received the President's
Service Award Silver Medal for Public Safety
from President Clinton. Then, only fifteen awards
were given from 3,500 nominees. In my acceptance
speech, I spoke of the hundreds of Good Knight
volunteers that came together to help me be
worthy of such an honor. I wished then that
the President might not limit the number of
awards as long as the deeds were done. Three
years later, President Bush changed the requirements
to allow all Americans the opportunity to receive
the highest honor that America has to bestow
upon its volunteers.
is not measured by how many breaths we take,
but by how many moments that take our breath
away. This is one of those moments for me. It
is an honor to bestow upon you this President*s
Volunteer Service Award Medal for teaching and
protecting America*s children. May God bless
America and all Her children.
Sir Edward Michael Jagen
The Blue Knight de los Americas
of the President's Service Award Silver Medal for
Public Safety in 1999
Good Knights One and All!
like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt
thanks for your efforts on behalf of the protection
of the children of this World. The children are
our future. By teaching them to protect and care
for one another, we will ensure a brighter more
peaceful future for all of humanity.
service to children everywhere,
Volunteer Service Award Eligibility Requirements
Any individual, family,
or group can receive Presidential recognition for annual
and lifelong commitment to volunteer service at home or
abroad based upon the following annual eligibility requirements:
(Ages up to 14)
Bronze Award . . . .50-74 hours
Silver Award . . . . .75-99 hours
Gold Award . . . . . .100 or more hours
YOUNG ADULTS (Ages
15 to 25)
Bronze Award . . . .100-174 hours
Silver Award . . . . .175-249 hours
Gold Award . . . . . .250 or more hours
26 and up)
Bronze Award . . . .100-249 hours
Silver Award . . . . .150-499 hours
Gold Award . . . . . .500 or more hours
FAMILIES AND GROUPS (2 or more)*
Bronze Award . . . .200-499 hours
Silver Award . . . . .500-999 hours
Gold Award . . . . . .1,000 or more hours
President*s Call to Service Award
4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a
Good Knight Child Empowerment Network , the Homeland
Security Youth Mentoring Coalition and Mothers Against Predators would like to thank
all recipients and guests that attended the ceremony.
continue to give us hope and fuel the fires within that
keep us true to our mission statement:
empower the children of the world and to awaken the victorious
child within us all by instilling the knowledge and awareness
for self-protection and the inspiration to champion others.
you or anyone you know is interested in earning this prestigious
honor and participating in our next awards ceremony in
December 2007, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
301-595-8989 to learn more.