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Whether addressing a community need, growing personally, tackling a physical challenge, or embarking on a great adventure – our youth rise to the occasion.
To put it simply, Congressional Award participants are difference makers.

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3,797

Awards Earned This Year

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84,103

STEM Hours

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1.3M

Service Hours

The Latest

The Congressional Award Launches the Esports and Wellness Campaign in Partnership with Entertainment Software Association – Offering Resources on Gaming and Esports for Youth Across the Nation

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Congressman Brian Mast Honors 35 Students from Florida’s 18th Congressional District with The Congressional Award, Sponsored by NextEra Energy

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The Congressional Award Foundation, in partnership with Bayer, Honors 38 Arkansas Youth for Achievements in Service

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U.S. Congress Honors 549 Youth Medalists for Achievements in Community Service and Self-Improvement During Annual Gold Medal Celebration

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The Congressional Award Foundation Returns to In-Person Ceremonies and Honors 62 Kentucky Youth for Achievements in Service

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The Congressional Award Foundation (CAF) and The DC Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) Launch Season Two of Café Radio, a Youth-Led Radio Podcast Series.

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U.S. Congress Recognizes 57 North Carolina Students for Achievements in Service and Personal Development

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U.S. Congress Honors 518 Youth Medalists for Achievements in Service and Self-Improvement During Annual Gold Medal Ceremony, Presented by Otsuka

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The Congressional Award Foundation Welcomes Three New Members to National Board

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U.S. Congress Recognizes 404 California Students for Achievements in Service and Personal Development

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Upcoming Events

February 2023
Feb 25
25 February 2023
James M. Collins Executive Education Center | SMU Campus, 3150 Binkley Ave
Dallas, TX 75205 United States

Participants in North Texas who have earned a Congressional Award Medal since our last event in May 2019 will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony on February 25, 2023 in Dallas, …

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June 2023
Jun 20
20 June 2023
United States Capitol, E Capitol St. & 1st St. NE
Washington DC, DC 20510 United States

We are thrilled to announce that the RSVP for the 2023 Congressional Award Gold Medal Summit is now open! Be sure to fill it out as soon as possible and …

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