Province Celebrates Duke Awareness Week

The 44th Duke Awareness Week begins today, Oct. 17, celebrating students across the province who are making a difference in their community.

The awareness week has young people, program participants, leaders, board members, parents and volunteers taking part in events that highlight the great work youth are doing in their communities.

“Participants in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program push themselves to achieve personal goals in fitness, skill development and community service,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “This is an opportunity to recognize Nova Scotian students for the great work they are able to accomplish outside the classroom.”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program promotes community and national development, while participants learn the life skills that lead to personal growth and achievement. More than 4,000 young Nova Scotians, age 14 to 25, participate in the program each year.

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