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Queen’s Young Leaders Programme launched

The Queen's Young Leaders Programme

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme aims to discover, celebrate and support young people from every corner of the Commonwealth to transform their own lives and the futures of others around them.

In recognition of the 60 years that The Queen had served as Head of the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee, between 2014 and 2018, every year 60 inspirational young people will be selected to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award. Nominees are encouraged from all Commonwealth countries. At least one person from every Commonwealth country will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of a diverse group of exceptional young people and supports them to reach their potential and create real change in their lives and in the lives of those around them.

Young people can nominate themselves for an Award or be nominated. Award winners will be rewarded with a tailored package of training, mentoring and networking, and provided a one-week residential programme during which they will receive their Award. The Programme will strengthen the skills and confidence of Award winners so that they are ready to change the lives of those around them and to inspire the next generation of young leaders.

More details are available on the website:

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