Resources

Award USA Publications

About Award USA

Brief overview of the Award program.

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Delivering the Award

A comprehensive overview of the Award, including details on the fundamental components of the program, its impact and the benefits of implementing the Award within your organization, and details on the necessary steps to licensing to run the Award.

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Award USA FAQ

Answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

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The International Baccalaureate & Award USA

Award USA Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021

See the full 2021 Annual Report here.

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Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Award Center Resources

Guiding Principles

The 10 Guiding Principles that underpin the philosophy of the Award help ensure that young people have a meaningful and purposeful experience.

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Safeguarding Policy and Volunteer Code of Conduct

This document outlines the protection policies and guidelines that all adults delivering the Award must adhere to.

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Online Record Book (ORB) Registration Guide

NOTE: Only register for the ORB if you have been designated an Award Coordinator or Award Leader within an organization licensed to deliver the Award. Access the ORB here.

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ORB Parental Consent Form

This form can be completed electronically via the Online Record Book (ORB).

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Online Learning Hub (OLH) Registration Guide

NOTE: Only register for the ORB if you have been designated an Award Coordinator or Award Leader within an organization licensed to deliver the Award. Access training modules and additional resources here.

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Financial Assistance Application Form

This form can be completed by individual participants, individual Award Coordinators/Leaders, or Award Centers. Click here to complete the application.

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Identifying and Measuring Success at Your Award Center

This document outlines measures of success for you to consider as you work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your program, and potential strategies for improvement.

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Award Brand Essentials

Overview of how to talk about the Award and information on using the logo.

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Conditions of the Adventurous Journey

These are the fifteen base requirements of an Adventurous Journey.

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Adventurous Journey Outcomes and Benefits

This document outlines the outcomes and benefits for both AJ teams and individual participants.

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Participant Resources

Participant Handbook, First Edition (All Participants)

This handbook provides all participants an overview of the Award program and requirements, how to select activities, and how to register in the Online Record Book.

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Participant Handbook, First Edition (Open Award Center)

This handbook provides OAC participants an overview of the Award program and requirements, how to select activities, and how to register in the Online Record Book.

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Assessor Introduction to the Award

This document can be shared with Assessors to provide them information about the Award program and the role of an Assessor.

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Online Record Book Tutorials

Mini tutorials on everything from registering for the ORB to finalizing your Award. Click here to access them.

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How does the ORB count hours?

Overview and examples of how the Online Record Book counts participants' hours spent working on each Award section.

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Bronze Award Checklist

List of action items for all Bronze participants to complete their Award.

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Silver Award Checklist

List of action items for all Silver participants to complete their Award.

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Gold Award Checklist

List of action items for all Gold participants to complete their Award.

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Does this qualify for the Gold Project?

Guide to what types of activities qualify for the Gold Project.

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Reference on Professional Email Communication

Tips on professional email etiquette to use with Award Leaders.

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Research and Impact

The Award in Numbers

Published by The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, 2020.

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Building the Future

A PwC publication prepared for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation in 2020 and published in March 2022. This global impact report details the impact of non-formal education and learning in times of disruption.

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Changing Lives in the Changing World

A PwC publication prepared for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, June 2019. This social impact report details the social value of the Award as a non-formal education and learning framework.

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Ready for the World: A Discussion

Published by The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, March 2019. This report summarizes survey results of over 12,000 individuals across 150+ countries and territories on the challenges and opportunities facing young people today.

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2018 Global Participant Satisfaction Survey Results

Published by The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, 2019. This report presents the global results of the participant satisfaction survey run between May 2017 and September 2018.

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A Summary of Research to date into The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Published by The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, September 2019.

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Social Value of the Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation shares information on the social value of the Award on their website. Click here.

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