Ready for a changing world

As the world reels from the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the long-term effects still remain to be seen. But one thing is certain – young people will be amongst those to experience the greatest negative impact in the future.

The world’s young people can rise to this challenge and with support, they will be ready for whatever tomorrow brings. Ready with skills such as resilience, communication, problem solving and adaptability. Ready to be mentally and physically healthy. Ready to take a leading role in supporting their communities, their countries, the world….

Right now, a million 14 – 24 year olds in 130+ countries and territories are stepping outside their comfort zone, learning to lead, keeping active, gaining new skills and supporting their communities – all while locked down, isolated, or with fundamental changes to their everyday lives. They are participating in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award:

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award during the COVID-19 pandemic Watch later Share

The Award was established in 1956 as a way to help young people adapt and grow in the years that followed the Second World War. Now, those skills are more important than ever.

Read on to find out how you can get involved and support more young 14-24 year olds to be world ready, at a time when the world needs them more than ever: