Youth's Highest Honor: Your Guide to Earning the Congressional Award and Building Life Skills
By Lauren Jessen and Catherine Jessen
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Become a Congressional Award Gold Medalist and build valuable life skills along the way. This book shows you how, step-by-step.
You should read this book if:
- You are between the ages of 13½ and 23.
- You want to learn how to set and achieve goals.
- You want to stand out on job and college applications.
- You want to enhance your professional resume.
- You want to be honored by the United States Congress.
- You want to try new activities and improve your skills.
Created in 1979, the Congressional Award is one of America’s best-kept secrets. This program, the highest award given to youth by Congress, gives young people in the United States the opportunity to become engaged leaders through volunteering, personal development, physical fitness, and planned expedition trips. Participants are awarded Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Medals for their efforts and accomplishments.
Youth’s Highest Honor helps you optimize your Congressional Award experience by explaining the program areas and guidelines step-by-step. The book contains real-life examples of what to do, what not to do, tips, charts, and insights to the program. The book includes 10 exclusive Gold Medalist personal profiles for even more examples of what other program participants accomplished.
Read the first chapter
Read the first chapter of Youth's Highest Honor and browse the Table of Contents HERE.
What people are saying about Youth's Highest Honor
"Exactly what we were looking for - an overview of the program with step-by-step tips and instructions." - Katie on Goodreads
“This is a great treatise if you're angling for the Congressional Award but also contains good advice applicable to all life's stages. […] Cannot recommend this book highly enough.” - Claire on Amazon
“Whether you're looking to set and achieve goals at work, at school or in pursuit of the Congressional Award, you will take away countless tips and insights from these two hard-working and highly accomplished individuals. […] A must read for ambitious individuals of all ages!” - Hayley on Amazon
“Catherine and Lauren Jessen have made it their mission to inspire youth and to give them the tools for personal and professional success. […] I wish I had read this book in high school!” - Donna on Amazon
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 230 pages
Publication: August 2015
Meet the Authors
Catherine Jessen and Lauren Jessen are both Congressional Award Gold Medalists. The authors were born and raised in Seattle, Washington. From 2013-2017, they ran the youth empowerment blog Carpe Juvenis: Seize Your Youth.