Congressional Award for Youth

WHAT IS THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD FOR YOUTH?

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The Foundation remains Congress’ only charity. The program is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive.

Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning The Congressional Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends.

This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday.

Regardless of your situation, you can earn The Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please call our Tifton office for more information at (229) 396-5175.

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