Lieutenant governor to present 39 silver level youth awards

By on April 11, 2015

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Lietenant Governor of British Columbia Judith Guichon

Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present 39 youth from across BC with the prestigious Silver Level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Vancouver on Apr. 11, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre – Dorothy Lam Building, 28 West Pender, Vancouver. B.C.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the most prestigious international youth award in the world with over seven million participants in 141 countries. It is a fully inclusive program for youth between the ages of 14 – 25 and does not require academic requirements for participation.

To earn this award, the achievers must complete four sections of the award program: volunteer service, a skill, physical recreation, and an adventurous journey completion. The award is presented to the achievers in the form of a lapel pin and a certificate.

The Silver Level of the Award is presented by the Lt. Governor of BC to reinforce the tremendous achievement reached by these youth.

This event is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social service organizations in BC, dedicated to community development by building bridges, harvesting diversity and fostering integration through service and advocacy. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. also runs one of the longest running Duke of Edinburgh’s’ Award Group for youth in British Columbia.