Impact

Young people make positive changes to their lives and communities by participating in the Award.

1) Improved Education Attainment
1) Improved Education Attainment

Improved educational attainment

Improving young people's attendance at school and college, their commitment to education and their achievement levels.

Improved employability and sustainable livelihoods

Improving young people's employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so.

2) Improved Employability and Sustainable Livelihoods
2) Improved Employability and Sustainable Livelihoods
3) Improved Health and Wellbeing
3) Improved Health and Wellbeing

Improved health and well-being

Increasing young people's physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental wellbeing.

Increased participation in civic life

Increasing young people's involvement in volunteering and community activities, and their participation in the social and political life of their community.

4) Increased Participation in Civic Life
4) Increased Participation in Civic Life
5) Social Inclusion
5) Social Inclusion

Social inclusion

Improved community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities.

The environment

Increasing young people's awareness of environmental issues, and involvement in sustainability initiatives.

6) The Environment
6) The Environment
7) Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
7) Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Gender equality and the empowerment of women

Bridging the gender gap and empowering marginalised young women, building their self-worth and enabling them to demonstrate their potential.

Reduction of violence, conflict resolution and peace building

Reducing inter- and intra-group conflict and violence, and building dialogue and co-operation within communities.

8) Reduction of Violence, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
8) Reduction of Violence, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
9) Reduced Reoffending (recidivism) Rates
9) Reduced Reoffending (recidivism) Rates

Reduced reoffending (recidivism) rates

Reducing youth crime and contributing to the reduction of re-offending rates.

"Enabling young people to flourish is a fundamentally important element of building sustainable communities. We are delighted that through our partnership, the Award will reach even greater numbers of young people."

- Mick Davis, Chief Executive Officer Xstrata,
Global Partner of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

All the information on this page has come from The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award's website and flyer.