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Thursday, August 12, 2010

For DC Youth: Award Yourself With A Congressional Award

The Congressional Award Foundation has announced important dates for District youth who wish to become 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medalists. At-Large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown is a member of the Congressional Award Foundation’s Board of Directors. He wants District residents to be more involved in the program and realize the life-long benefits of participating.

The Congressional Award Foundation has announced important dates for District youth who wish to become 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medalists. At-Large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown is a member of the Congressional Award Foundation’s Board of Directors. He wants District residents to be more involved in the program and realize the life-long benefits of participating.

What is the Congressional Award?
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. 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; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the 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.

Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements.

Learn more at www.congressionalaward.org.

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