The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Ewan was named one of two top youth volunteers in the state of Michigan for 2017. As part of the honor, Ewan received $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. in early May with the other honorees selected this year. Ten students were named America’s top youth volunteers of 2017 during the trip.
Super Ewan was selected as one of three finalists in the "Imagine If, With Jif" program. As part of this program, Ewan has launched an Indiegogo campaign entitled "Support Super Ewan: A Hero To Detroit’s Homeless" with the first contribution being $10,000 from Jif.
Super Ewan’s goal is to provide the basic necessities to help his Super Friends find relief from homelessness. This campaign will allow him to distribute more food, water, clothing and toiletries as well as executing extra projects such as his Thanksgiving Dinner Drop-Off and Hope for the Holidays Party for children in need.
At the end of the campaign, Jif will be awarding the finalist with the most successful and impactful crowdfunding project the grand prize of an additional $20,000. We are reaching out to the news media in hopes of raising awareness of this campaign to make it as successful as possible, we can do so much for our Super Friends if awarded the grand prize.
Super Ewan's Full Indiegogo Campaign video. It is a better representation of what Super Ewan is all about. Please share and support.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 22nd year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the leading organization of and voice for middle and high school principals, assistant principals and school leaders across the United States.
More than 115,000 youth volunteers have been honored at the local, state and national level since the Spirit of Community Awards program began in 1995. The five middle school and five high school students named America’s top youth volunteers of 2017 on May 8 will receive an additional $5,000, gold medallions, crystal trophies and $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for non-profit charitable organizations of their choice.
"we can all be a superhero to someone"
With 2016 being a leap year Chevrolet had the idea to promote the extra 24 hours as time to seek out and participate in unexpected acts of kindness. It's Day It Forward Campaign.
In early February, Chevrolet expressed an interest in helping us during one of our monthly adventures in Detroit. They provided catered lunches, boxed lunches, sleeping bag coats from The Empowerment Plan, toiletries and a surprise at the end!
The trip to the 2015 White House Student Film Festival was amazing and an experience we will never forget.
We met so many great inspiring young people that are doing some amazing things to give back. Each one of you has made a lasting impression on Super Ewan and he truly enjoyed meeting you all.
If you would like to view all 15 Official Selections from this years White House Student Film Festival, click the link below.
This film was shot over a period of six months during our Adventures to help the less fortunate people of Metro Detroit.
With the help of his parents, Super Ewan put together this heart touching film to show the need and struggle that still exist in Detroit.
Ewan helped in writing the script, recording the voice-over, shooting some of the video, picking the music and editing the film with his dad.
For more video of Super Ewan's Adventures feel free to visit his YouTube page.
super ewan: make a difference
Here we will keep you up to date on all the latest Super Ewan News and exciting things our favorite Superhero is doing!
Super Ewan and his parents James & Angela Drum, were invited by the White House to attend the second annual White House Student Film Festival on March 20th. Super Ewan earned the invite for the 2 minute film he submitted to the festival called “Super Ewan: Make A Difference”.
Last year’s event was a celebration of technology in education, and this year the film festival event showcased 15 students’ visions on the theme, “The Impact of Giving Back.”
Being chosen as an official selection out of over 1,700 submissions is a great honor and we were all very greatfull for the opportunity to attend.
During the festival President Obama announced that the American Film Institute and SAG-AFTRA pledged to each finalist the opportunity of being mentored by someone in the film industry. Ewan is now being mentored by an executive from Disney and is on his way to turning his short film into a full length documentary!
The White House Call To Arts video
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We can all be a superhero to someone!