The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a “Call to Action for Volunteers” in local communities.
On Thursday, February 9, 2012, the students and faculty of Shortridge High School recognized Butler’s Writing in the Schools program with this award.
“We are so grateful for this validation that we are making a difference, so grateful for each of our students and volunteers sharing their talents and energy to forge such strong relationships with these amazing kids in such a short time. I am in awe of each of you. Bravo." — Susan Sutherlin, Director of Butler Writers