Youth across the state of Wyoming, ages 13.5 through 23 can participate in our program working to earn a bronze, silver, or gold Congressional Medal. By focusing on four areas, youth will start their journey to serve their communities and sharpen their own skills, discover their passions, equip themselves for the future, and see humanity through a new perspective.
The United States Congress established Public Law 96-114: The Congressional Award Act on November 16, 1979, to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people. Today, the Congressional Award remains Congress’ only charity and the highest honor a member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representative may bestow upon a youth civilian.
Wyoming is unique in that we provide statewide, local support to our youth, advisors, and validators partaking in the program. We are also unique in that we provide a scholarship for Gold Medalists as well as a stipend to attend the Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, DC.
The Wyoming Congressional Award Council receives no funding from the state of Wyoming, nor US Congress and fundraises 100% of their costs.