The Award USA program consists of four areas:
The Award is BUILT FOR NOW.
Today’s young people are facing extraordinary challenges and change. Award USA remains steadfast, working to ensure that despite COVID-19 and the new normal beyond, young people ages 14-24 continue to develop resilience, confidence, and internal motivation that will drive them forward within the classroom and beyond.
Award USA believes in the infinite potential of all young people, and is committed to ensuring the Award is accessible to individuals of all backgrounds. Every year, more than a million young people participate in the Award worldwide, supported by around 200,000 volunteers. Our mission is to make Award USA available to any young person ages 14-24 who would like to participate. See our Impact Report to learn more.
Start an Award or Award Center
Do you know a young person age 14-24? Or are you interested in leading a group of young people in the Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a flexible, simple framework that challenges young people to give back, get active, learn new or improve existing skills, and experience adventure in new settings. Award levels of Bronze, Silver or Gold are resume-level achievements and fun at the same time, building lifelong leadership abilities, improving wellness and strengthening resilience.
Learn more about starting your Award here.
If you want to rally a youth group, school, after school program, or faith community to run the Award, get more information here.