Youth achievement

Physical recreation: – to encourage participation and improvement in physical activity, to establish a lasting active lifestyle.

Soccer, basketball, badminton, tennis, swimming, and cycling.
Volleyball, table-tennis, and rock-climbing?

Skills enrichment: to encourage development of personal interests, and social and practical skill.
Life saving (
St. John)
Website publishing

Service:to encourage service to individuals and the community, and a sense of responsibility to other members of the community.
Riding for the Disabled Association of

Expeditions: – to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery, self reliance, planning, organisation, determination, shared responsibility, teamwork, leadership and presentation skills.

Residential Project: – to broaden experience through the company of others who are not known to them. Build relationships and work towards shared goals, communication skills.

Achievement: – to

Benefits of involvement
• self-belief
• self-confidence
• a sense of identity
• independenc
e — of thought and action
• a sense of responsibility
• an awareness of their potential
• new talents and abilities
• an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses
• the ability to plan and use time effectively
• the ability to learn from and give to others in the community
• new relationships
• skills including problem solving, presentation and
• the ability to lead and work as part of a team

The nature of the programme offers participants a wide range of
choices depending on their personal preferences, abilities and
• Non-Competitive: The Award is a personal challenge and not a
competition against others. Each participant’s programme is tailor-
made to reflect the individual starting point, abilities and
• Available to All: With a commitment to equal opportunities,
the Award Programme is available to all young people who choose to
take up its challenge.
• Voluntary: Young people make a free choice to enter the
programme and commit their own time to undertake the activities.
• Flexible: Young people design their own programme, which can
be geared to their choice and personal circumstances and also to local
provision. They may enter for whichever level of Award best suits
them, and may take as long as they wish to complete an Award.
• Balanced: By choosing activities in each of four different
Sections (five at Gold), participants undertake a balanced and wide
ranging programme.
• Progressive: At each level, the Award Programme demands more
time and an increasing degree of commitment and responsibility from
the participant.
• Achievement Focused: Before starting an activity, young people
are encouraged to set their own goals. If they aim for those goals and
show improvement, they will achieve their Award.
Marathon, not a Sprint: The Award demands persistence and
commitment and cannot be completed in a short burst of enthusiasm.
Participants may want to continue with activities beyond the minimum
time requirements set out for each level of the Award.
• Personal Development: The Award is a programme of personal and
social development. The value to young people is dependent on personal
commitment, the learning process and the quality of the experience.
• Enjoyable: Young people and helpers should find participation
enjoyable and satisfying.

The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Singapore award

potential for development
contribution towards the community.
achievements that benefited the community or nation.
achievements that inspired others to higher standards.


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