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*I AM* Girls - Duke of Edinburgh's Award Project

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All girls registered in the *I AM* program, and 14 years of age and older, are invited to participate in our “Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Project”. 

Through a combination of activities, completed during the *I AM* Girls program and at home, participants work toward fulfilling the award requirements.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded by Prince Philip in 1956 and introduced in Canada in 1963 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Today it operates in over 100 countries worldwide and boasts more than 4 million young participants.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a self directed development programme for young Canadians age 14 to 25,  that encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue current interests in four different areas:  Community Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.  

The Award programme offers you the opportunity to set goals and achieve results in fun and challenging ways.  It’s all about trying something new, challenging yourself, learning new skills and making new friends.  You’ll discover how choosing, planning and achieving personal goals can change your life.  Plus it looks great on a resume!

The Award Programme is filled with activities that you can do in your spare time. There are three award levels to achieve; Bronze, Silver and Gold.  With over 37,000 young people across Canada already involved, what are you waiting for? 

Adventure of a Lifetime!

Duke of Edinburgh Award
Leah Dennis, a 20 year old from Huntsville, ON recently received the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award from Prince Edward.  As part of the Award program Leah volunteered at a children's hospital in Toronto with two different programs, dance theatre and visual arts. She also spent time teaching English to refugees, refurbishing toys for underprivileged children and, along with her father, participating in a Fathers’ Day build with Habitat for Humanity.
For her residential project, which those going for gold must complete, she spent six weeks studying musical theatre at a university in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  “It was kind of my test. It was the summer before Grade 12 and I needed to figure out what I was going to do for university,” she said. “I loved it so much I knew I wanted to do music.”
  Click here to read more about her experiences with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Get Started in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1:

Register in one of the winter 2012 *I AM* Girls Group programs (Thursday or Friday)

Step 2:

Set up a meeting with Heather

Step 3:

At the meeting we will review each of the four program areas, the specific requirements of each, & ideas for various ways to set up your unique program.

Step 4:

Together we will fill out your “Goals and Ideas” planner to get you on track for success from Day 1.

Step 5:

Then we will fill out the registration form and I will collect your cheque ($30) payable to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Your Award booklet will come to your home in the mail within a few weeks. 

A Note About Fees and Support

This $30 is a one-time fee, and there are no additional fees for the support provided through the *I AM* Girls program.  You will own your own Award booklet and be able to complete all 3 levels of the program over time.  Future participation in the *I AM* Girls program is not necessary to complete award levels.  Girls participating in upcoming *I AM* programs will be able to continue to access activities & support for completing their award goals.

Get Started!

When your booklet arrives, begin recording your hours and activities!  Bring your award booklet to *I AM* Girls group meetings so you can share your progress and get group activities signed off.

This program is an optional opportunity available to *I AM* Girls.

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