At the end of each month, TAE will evaluate all branches. Top branches will be awarded with the Branch of the Month based on the number of TAE branch pointsreported and verified during the month.
At the end of each year, a Branch of the Year award will be given at the end of December based on the number of Branch of the Month awardsa branch received during the past school year.
Other special awards available:
Branch of Creativity (e.g., innovated new ways to collect batteries, promoted TAE & 1MB creatively with tangible results)
Branch of Collaboration (e.g., led to the opening of new branches, coached new branches, led and collaborated for joint activities)
Branch of Outreach (e.g., introduced TAE to new people, established new partnership with TAE)
Branch of Dedication (e.g., demonstrated persistent efforts, exemplified dedication and passion)
Teens Against E-waste volunteers can submit their volunteer hours and be awarded for contributing to TAE activities, such as 1MB battery collection and recycling. Volunteers who are U.S. residents are also eligible to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) through service hours logged by TAE. The PVSA application information is here.
Requirements for PVSA Awards
What is the annual period of service that is eligible for PVSA application? The annual period of service eligible for your PVSA application is from September 1st to August 31st of the next year.
How do I submit my service hours? The deadline to submit all your service hour certifications is September 5th. Ask your branch president for detailed application instructions.
I volunteered in other activities that are not related to TAE/1MB. Can I combine those hours when applying for PVSA? Yes, but the TAE/1MB hours should represent at least 80% of the total PVSA hours. Any non-TAE/1MB volunteer activity must come with a signed certificate and/or a signed confirmation letter from the contact person of the outside organization for verification. We reserve the right to decline any artificially inflated hours or activities with obscure nature.
If I have a question, who should I contact? For any questions regarding PVSA application, email Bena Feng at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions regarding your TAE service hour certification, email Joshua Lou at email@example.com.