On January 31, 2007 the students of Eagle Rock School were recognized for their volunteer service.
The Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and volunteer groups that have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities. It focuses on the goals for children and youth set by the President’s Summit for America’s Future. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort in the country receives a Daily Point of Light Award.
The program dates back to the administration of former President George Bush, Sr. _A movement to engage all individuals, families, businesses, groups and organizations in America to solve community problems._ Between 1989 and 1993, President Bush designated 1,020 Daily Point of Light which placed volunteer service at the top of its agenda.
Individuals, families, youth, groups, friends, grandparents, businesses, nonprofit agencies, and religious congregations are all Points of Light. They hail from 45 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and extend internationally.
The Daily Point of Light Awards program was reinstated on January 1, 1998 by the Points of Light Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service and full funding from the Knights of Columbus.