Not All Learning Happens In the Classroom

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Many young Canadians need a platform from which they can take everyday lessons and apply them to real-world situations. Young people need new experiences that will challenge themselves, their ideas, and above all, challenge their own perception of what is possible for them to accomplish in their lives. 

Enter The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a self-development program that helps equip young people for life's challenges and complements their formal classroom education. Today over 44,000 young Canadians and more than 1 million young people around the world are participating in The Award.

By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give back through community service and experience adventure, The Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievements to be consistently recognized worldwide, thus giving them unique international accreditation and respect for their accomplishments and experiences.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is transforming individuals, communities and societies around the world. Young people participating in The Award become more confident and resilient and develop valuable life skills in areas such as communication, problem-solving and leadership. This in turn impacts their communities with improvements in areas including employability, health and well-being, and educational attainment.

The journey to earn The Award requires young people to look beyond their personal limits and tap into their sense of discovery. Every Award is different because each Award program is a personal challenge where the individual chooses what activities he or she wants to take on. Simply put it's "Your Award, Your Way".

Think you've seen the limits of your potential? Visit www.dukeofed.org and see what you're truly capable of.

SOURCE The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

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For further information: www.dukeofed.org

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