Isabella (Bella) Pontello is pictured below receiving the Duke of Edinburgh International Award - Bronze Level, at the Lincoln and Welland Regiment on Wednesday, December 6th.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognized program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits.
The Award is about personal challenge and development and is adaptable according to each participant’s interests and abilities. The strength of the Award is the ability to readily partner with other youth organizations through leader development and resource sharing.
The Award concept is one of individual challenge. It presents young people a balanced, not-competitive program of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.
The Award is now an international program recognized and used by organizations working with young people throughout the world.
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