Youth Connexions received award for DofE success at Buckingham Palace

19 May 2016

On 16th May, Jonathan Jack, Youth Connexions Engagement Manager, attended a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace. Youth Connexions received a special plaque, acknowledging Hertfordshire County Council’s commitment to running the DofE since 1974.

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The award ceremony took place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace

The DofE is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary throughout 2016, having supported millions of young people in the UK and across the globe to achieve DofE Awards since it was founded in 1956. During that time, Hertfordshire has supported thousands of young people to take part in the life enhancing scheme. Taking the DofE challenge significantly impacts young people’s futures, enabling them to develop vital skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team work. Youth Connexions holds a licence to deliver DofE programmes to young people between the ages of 14-25 years.

Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive of the DofE Charity said: “Through the DofE, Youth Connexions is inspiring the success of its young people; equipping them with the attributes and skills to get a job and build strong relationships whilst opening up their worlds and introducing them to a broad range of interests. We are truly grateful to all of our Licensed Organisations for the work that they do, they are an integral part of the DofE family, and our Diamond Anniversary is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you.” 

Find out more about the DofE Award.