The Award concept is one of individual challenge. It presents to young people a balanced, non competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self reliance, perseverance and service to their community.
The Programme began in 1956
1988 The International Association formed
The Award is available in over 125 countries
Over 5 million young people have enrolled
In India 15,000 young people pursue the Award Program, every year.
Individual improvement relative to individual ability
Persistence and achievement
Freedom of choice
No discrimination on grounds of sex, race, religion or political affiliation
What is the Award?
It is a Programme, not an Organisation
Not a selective prize, no financial reward
Recognition at the highest National level
Personal targets and commitments
Marathon, not a sprint; Persistence and determination
Each level provides the foundation for the next
Age between 14 and 25
Four Sections *, to be pursued by each individual, to attain the standard for the Awards
– Residential Project *For Gold Only
Three levels of Award - Bronze, Silver & Gold
The 14 – 25 youth; is the biggest resource, and the Award Programme is followed in the true spirit of building the youth leadership of nation, all over the world.
For further information do visit our website www.iayp.in