What is The Award

The Award equips young people for life and work.

Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world.

The Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognizes their achievements.

Participants are required to complete various activities over a set period of time in order to earn the Award. Upon completion, they are awarded a certificate and badge for the Level they have completed. In South Africa, the certificates have the signatures of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and His Excellency, President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa. The certificates are recognised globally by employers and institutions of higher learning.