HKAYP (Hong Kong Award for Young People)
The Hong Kong Award for Young people is offered to students from Year 10 upwards and is the Hong Kong equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The award is recognised worldwide and students at Kellett have the opportunity to progress from Bronze through Silver to Gold.
HKAYP is a programme about challenge, enterprise, effort and achievement. It addresses the development of the whole human being by providing a unique rewarding agenda. It gives young people a chance to constructively use their leisure time, to set and achieve personal goals and to learn about themselves and their community through experiential learning either in a group or in person.
Students in Year 10 can join HKAYP as part of our Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) Programme, and many complete their Bronze Award by the middle of Year 11.
There are 5 Sections of Activities. All participants need to complete 4 sections including Service, Skills, Expeditions and Physical Recreation while Gold Level participants need to complete an additional Residential Project Section.
• Skill - To encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills.
• Service - To learn how to give useful service to others.
• Physical Recreation - To encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance.
• Expeditions - To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.
• Residential Project (Gold level activity): To broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.
Silver is offered to those students who have completed Bronze with the assessment expedition taking place in the Spring term of Year 12. Successful students may then progress on to their Gold Award with the final assessment exploration taking place in New Zealand. Some students may be able to enter the Silver award Directly in Year 12.
Our mission is to provide opportunity for young people to challenge themselves through leisure activities and voluntary service which they can discover their hidden abilities and gain a special sense of satisfaction and achievement.
To realize our mission, we pledge to provide quality service to our young people through working in partnership with our operating units and volunteers. We will pursue our mission with vision, creativity and commitment.
Filling the gap left by formal education for all-rounded development of youth
AYP is a programme about challenge, enterprise, effort and achievement. It addresses the development of the whole human being by providing a unique rewarding agenda that fills the gap left by formal education. It gives young people a chance to constructively use their leisure time, to set and achieve personal goals and to learn about themselves and their community through experiential learning either in a group or in person.
Without doubt, AYP is playing an important role in youth development. Through the commitment to its programme, young people will be acquiring leadership skills, social and life skills, self-reliance and a sense of responsibility to others. Moreover, young people will have a chance to learn by experience/doing the importance of planning, commitment, perseverance, enterprise and effort. More importantly, it gives young people a very good chance to enrich their experience and to become active and responsible citizens.
Connecting to the society
The well-balanced Award Programme can help our young people acquire basic leadership skills. Based on a positive assessment system, young people get to know their own interest, ability, potential, strengths and weaknesses. In the process of fulfilling the Award requirements, they will have a chance to learn how to plan the way ahead, how to set and achieve their goals. Together with the prestigious presentation of Award, young people can build up the sense of personal achievement and social responsibility, which will enhance their confidence towards the society.
Building up the collaboration between the young people and adults
The value of adult volunteers support is paramount and fundamental to AYP. Adults have a wealth of experiences, abilities and attitudes, which can have a profound influence on the development of young people. In this vein, we have recruited more than 5000 adult volunteers in support of the daily functioning of our Award.
It is our belief that general standards of behaviour are acquired in part by example and imitation. The abilities and moral convictions of those adult volunteers, who give their time to practice and teach any kind of worthwhile challenging Award activities, will imprint to our younger generation. Thus, the successful completion of a venture earmarks the successful collaboration between the young people and adults.
1) AYP is only open for young people aged 14 to 24 years old.
2) The age requirement for different Award Levels are as follows:
- Bronze - 14 year old or above
- Silver - 15 year old or above
- Gold - 16 year old or above. Activities undertaken before the 16th birthday will not be accepted for fulfilling the requirements of this level.
All young people could choose to join Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award Level if they meet the age requirement of the respective levels.
3) The minimum age requirement for receiving the award is as follows:
- Bronze All paticipants 14.5 years old
- Silver Bronze Award Holder 15.5 years old
- Direct Entry Participant 16 years old
- Gold Silver Award Holder 17 years old
- Direct Entry Participant 17.5 years old
4) The latest date for entry into the Scheme is the 23rd birthday and the upper age limit for all participants is 24. All activities to count for an Award must be completed before the 25th birthday.
Participants must meet the requirements and complete the following sections:
|Requirements||Age 14 or above|
|Service||At least 15 hours spread over at least 3 months|
|Expeditions||2 days 1 night|
|Skills||At least 6 months|
|Physical Recreation||24 points*|
|Requirements||Age 15 or above|
|Service||At least 30 hours spread over at least 6 months|
|Expeditions||3 days 2 nights|
|Skills||At least 6 months for those who have completed this Section at Bronze; or|
at least 12 months for Silver direct entrants
|Physical Recreation||30 points*|
|Requirements||Age 16 or above|
|Service||At least 100 hours spread over at least 12 months|
|Expeditions||4 days 3 nights|
|Skills||At least 12 months for those who have completed this Section at Silver; or at|
least 18 months for Gold direct entrants
|Physical Recreation||36 points*|
|Residential Project*||Spend at least 5 days 4 nights in a residential setting|
*Residential Project is only required for Gold Award Level.