St George's is proud to be a part of the President's Award programme, which is a development tool for young people. The programme, with the assistance of adult volunteer leaders, empowers young people (14 - 25 year olds) by providing a balanced, non-competitive framework for self-development. The aim is to increase their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves in thereby enabling them to become responsible active citizens within their communities.
The four pillars of the programme include self-development, physical recreation, community service and the adventurous journey. Involvement in these four activities not only changes the perceptions young people have about themselves and their world but it also teaches them about vital issues such as health, political and social life and the environment.
The President's Award Programme is a member of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association, which makes it part of a family of over 140 countries that operate the Award around the world.