The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is the United State Congress’ award for Young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14-23 year olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and/or Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas:

  • Volunteer Public Service
  • Personal Development
  • Physical Fitness
  • 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. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

Congress established the Congressional Award in 1979 to recognize initiative, achievement and service in young people. The Congressional Award is a public program that receives all funding from the private sector. This is bi-partisan public-private partnership that recognizes the great work of our Youth.

If you would like more information on this program, please visit The Congressional Award website. Below, you can also download the advisor brochure and the program registration form.

Advisor Brochure (01/06/1701:45 PMET )
CAF Registration Brochure (01/06/1701:45 PMET )


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