Today’s young people are dedicated, inspired and ambitious. They’ve risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, playing their part in their communities and helping those who need their support.
But the pandemic has hit their mental health and wellbeing hard. It’s put their education, social lives and work on hold and, for some, led to increased stress, worry and loneliness.
As a new school year starts, offering the DofE to young people in your organisation will help them develop the skills and character traits they need, including confidence, resilience and adaptability, to get through this crisis, safely expand their worlds and open doors when they embark on whatever they’d like to do.
And doing their DofE can be particularly beneficial for disadvantaged young people – those with special educational needs and disabilities, who are at-risk or marginalised, who have felt the pandemic’s impact most starkly.
Our animations tell the real-life stories of four DofE Award holders, in their own words. Hear how their DofE helped them overcome personal challenges, find focus and motivation and achieve things they never thought they would.