Youth Development

Duke of Edinburghs Award Young Americans Challenge Inc

  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • www.dofeusa.org

Mission Statement

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA is an exciting self-development program available to all youth ages 14 to 24 worldwide, equipping them with confidence and skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world. To date, more than 8 million young people from over 140 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities to earn their own Bronze, Silver, or Gold DofE Award.

Main Programs

  1. The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
Service Areas

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National

The DofE Award was founded in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Her Majesty The Queen's husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since inception, the Award program has reached more than 8 million youth from over 140 countries.

The DofE USA was launched in 2006 and currently maintains operations in over 40 states and the District of Columbia. Our partners include public and private high schools, colleges, and universities; national and local non-profits, NGOs, and youth development organizations; and other youth agencies serving those aged 14 to 24.

ruling year

2006

National Executive Director since 2010

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Josh Randle

Keywords

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self-development, youth, recognition program, awards, award program, non-profit

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EIN

20-4909474

 Number

5354574944

Physical Address

601 13th Street, NW 11th Floor South

Washington, DC 20005

Also Known As

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Award is based around three Levels, each successive one requiring a greater degree of commitment.

BRONZE is for those 14 and older. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 6 months

SILVER is for those 15 and older. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 6 months

GOLD is for those 16 and older. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 12 months

The Award may not be achieved in a shorter time span by working more intensively. Participants must persist for at least the above minimum periods.

It is possible to start at any Level – many participants work their way through all three, while others start at Silver or Gold by fulfilling additional time requirements.

FOUR SECTIONS
To earn an Award, participants must dedicate at least one hour weekly for each activity they select. The minimum periods of participation vary with each Award Level (see above). Participants choose an Activity Coach to verify that they have made the persistent and regular effort for the minimum time periods required at each level.

Activity Coach – an adult supervisor (not a parent) who has a workable knowledge of the chosen activity. The Activity Coach must verify that the participant has fulfilled the requirements for that Section (i.e. – teacher, soccer coach, piano instructor, service coordinator, etc.).

Community Service – participants engage with their community and discover the impact they can have through service.

Special Skills – participants develop personal interests and learn practical skills. There are almost limitless possibilities to choose from. Participants set their own goals and measure their progress.

Physical Recreation – participants show perseverance and improve their fitness by undertaking some form of organized and regular physical activity. Most sports team and individual sports satisfy this requirement.

Adventurous Journey – participants develop an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. It can be on foot, by bicycle, boat or on horseback by learning preparation, self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

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National

The DofE Award was founded in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Her Majesty The Queen's husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since inception, the Award program has reached more than 8 million youth from over 140 countries.

The DofE USA was launched in 2006 and currently maintains operations in over 40 states and the District of Columbia. Our partners include public and private high schools, colleges, and universities; national and local non-profits, NGOs, and youth development organizations; and other youth agencies serving those aged 14 to 24.

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD YOUNG AMERICANS' CHALLENGE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National Executive Director

Josh Randle

STATEMENT FROM THE National Executive Director

"The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA is an exciting self-development program available to all youth ages 14 to 25 worldwide, equipping them with confidence and skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world. To date, more than 8 million young people from over 140 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities to earn their own DofE Award."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Andrew Swinney

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