|Vision Youth Members|
160 outstanding young adults from Ontario were presented the DEA Silver Award on 19 October at Toronto Police Headquarter. 12 Vision Youth members were awarded the prize: Sarah Lam, Jeremy Cheung, Nicole Cheung, Alex Siu, Issac Keung, Rachel Chan, Jeremy Chik, Bonnie Cheung, Candice Ho, Benjamin Lo, Riva Fu and Katerina Li.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DEA) is one of the sixth key programs found in Vision Youth leadership training program. Since 1956, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been supporting adolescents aged from 14 to 24 to actively participate in activities that shape well-being. DEA is worldwide recognized as an indicator of all-round personal development. Therefore, Vision Youth encourages every Visioneer to complete the award, which is beneficial to personal development as well as CV building. In Canada, DEA was first introduced in 1963. Since then, more than 500,000 young participants joined the award in different levels.
Founded in 2001, the Vision Youth Leadership Program is designed to complement the regular school academic curriculum to help our youth to develop life skills, which will prepare them for a successful and rewarding future. We encourage civic participation and the continuous development of physical, social, and leadership skills through a holistic training approach.
We organize the program in an inspiring and supportive environment that will help the participants to develop: self-confidence, communication skills, public speaking, appreciation of nature and the environment, social conscience, interpersonal and teamwork skills, leadership qualities, personal responsibilities, political and social issues awareness.
Vision Youth is a not-for-profit organization and is operated by volunteers.
Official Website: http://www.visionyouth.ca