9th March 2020 14:19pm
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a well-recognised 12-week programme, offering young people the opportunity to discover new skills, talents & interests. The programme supports young people across three progressive levels; Bronze, Silver & Gold, enabling them to develop essential skills for life & employment. Young Greenwich, which Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) runs on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, delivers the DofE at Woolwich Common Youth Hub.
The DofE 2018/19 statistical report reveals that CACT has a 76% achievement rate of young people completing the programme. This sees it ranked as the second highest licensed organisation in Greenwich, just after private educational organisation Colfe’s School.
Quoted in the report, Clare Argar, London Director of the DofE, said:
“DofE London has had a record-breaking year, with more organisations licensed to deliver the Award across the capital than ever before”.
Delighted about being recognised, Young Greenwich Unit Manager (Woolwich Common) & DofE Manager Trish Holczimmer said:
“It’s great to see the figures and impact of the work that are put into encouraging and enabling young people to access such a great programme through CACT and how this benefits the community through young people volunteering their time.”
Young Greenwich would like to congratulate all the young people for their achievements and the staff for their outstanding support in the year.
All DofE sessions delivered by Young Greenwich are free for young people who live or study in Royal Greenwich aged 14-19 (24 with special educational needs or disabilities).
Details about the free sessions are available below..