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Solar Volunteer of the Year Award

Purpose

The Solar Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes and honors a champion who exemplifies the Solar Six through outstanding volunteer service.

 

Volunteer Attributes

Volunteer exhibits the Solar Six model through a contribution of their time, skills and resources toward the Solar Schools and Scholars.

 

Impact

Impact Scholars lives through necessity, education and emotional support, advocacy on behalf of all Scholars, and social engagement.

 

Award

Recognition of alignment through attributes and impact to Scholar lives. Recipient shall receive a certificate noting their achievement.

Board member contribution of a monetary gift to the Scholar Impact Fund (formerly COVID fund) in recipient honor.

 

Process
  •      Nomination form completed and emailed to
    Executive Committee by the second Friday in October each year. Form may be completed by the board member, parent organization member, school staff or administration.
  •       Executive Committee to review nomination and references.
  •      Executive Committee to narrow the nominee and
    present to the Board for a vote at the October Board Meeting.
  •      Board to announce Solar Volunteer of the Year
    Award no later than December 15th each year. 

VOTY 2020
Congratulations Meghan Griffith

Meghan is recognized as a champion, exemplifying the Solar Six – Leadership, Empathy, Grit, Self-Awareness, Curiosity and Humility – through outstanding volunteer service.

She exhibits the Solar Six model through contribution of her time, skills and resources towards the Solar Schools and Scholars.

Meghan impacts Scholars lives through necessity, education, emotional support and advocacy on behalf of Scholars.

2021 Volunteer of The Year!

Leading the way through 2021!

Volunteer of The Year Submission Open September 15, 2021.

Submissions Due October 15, 2021.

Click link below for Application. 

 

Friends of Solar Prep Updates!

Article

Principal helps girls to aim high

Nancy Bernardino is living her dream: devoting herself to empower girls to become the leaders of the future.

As principal of Solar Preparatory School for Girls in Old East Dallas, Bernardino works to inspire and prepare girls to build a more equitable and fair society.

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Update

Jennifer Leigh Turner

TURNER, Jennifer Leigh Jennifer Leigh Turner, age 41, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, with family by her side, at the T. Boone Pickens Center of Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas, Texas, following a brief but fierce fight against cancer.

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Update

Friends of Solar Prep Awarded $110,000 from Lyda Hill

Solar Preparatory School for Girls needs additional outdoor play space to accommodate all of the girls. Friends of Solar Prep (FOSP) applied for an opportunity to pitch Lyda Hill for a $100,000 grant to build a new playground and surrounding security fence to provide enough equipment and space for all the girls to participate in outdoor free play. The playground and associated green space would provide 4,575 additional square feet of play area.

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