The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people age 14 to 24, building their skills to equip them for life and work. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was founded in 1956 in collaboration with German educationalist Kurt Hahn by Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. In the past sixty years, millions of young people in over 140 countries have participated and received Awards, with millions more benefiting from its impact in communities around the world.
Students design their own Award program, set their own goals, and record their own progress. They choose voluntary service, physical recreation, skills activity, go on an adventurous journey, and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
To learn more, visit The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Website