Silver Cord of Service

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We would love to help your High School student work toward meeting their Silver Cord Hours for this graduation honor. Use the DMPS Silver Cord Program link on the right for program-specific details  and then reach out to us at to lend a hand at Hillis!


High School Students Silver Cord of Service Program 

The Silver Cord of Service is a distinguished volunteer service award available to all DMPS high school students. The purpose of the Silver Cord of Service program is to instill within students the importance of community service and encourage them to invest in their own education and in their community on a regular basis during their high school years.

Silver Cord of Service award recipients will receive a special honor cord to wear during graduation as recognition of their outstanding achievement. 


Why  participate? 

Participation in the Silver Cord of Service program encourages volunteerism and allows students to experience the joy of giving back to their community. Volunteering can provide a constructive use of time, foster the exploration of career interests, support youth seeking employment and college admission, and give new graduates the confidence to serve in leadership roles after high school. 

Program Guidelines  

DMPS incoming 9th grade students are eligible to participate in the Silver Cord of Service program beginning the summer following their 8th grade year. To earn the Silver Cord of Service award, high school students must volunteer a total of 160 hours before May 1st of their senior year with a recommended 40 hours per academic year.

Visit the DMPS Silver Cord Program Link to the right for more information. —>