We believe in the transformative power of personal growth, service before self, and experiencing the world.
We logged 22,486 miles of official travel across the state of Wyoming in 2018 to educate, mentor, and support Wyoming Congressional Award participants. Because we know that local support leads to higher completion rates, we strive to provide volunteer opportunities for our youth no matter how remote their community might be, train a network of motivated adult volunteers to mentor youth, and connect with the private sector to communicate our vision and mission.
We also keep a big "tomorrow list," which is full of new and exciting ways for Wyoming Congressional Award to remain an accessible, exciting, and life-changing opportunity for years to come.
As you might guess, travel, training, and ideas come with a price tag. When you become a sustaining partner, you empower Wyoming Congressional Award Council to dream big dreams and achieve big goals, too. Ask any Congressional Medalist about their experience in the program, and we know you'll come to believe in the transformative power of personal growth, service before self, and experiencing the world, too.
Wyoming Congressional Award Gold Medalists don't stop serving after they've earned their medals.
Our medalists go on to colleges and universities around the country—University of Wyoming, University of Alabama, Denver University, University of Nebraska, and West Point just to name a few. They bring leadership skills, experiences beyond their hometowns, and innovative ideas to wherever they land.
Service before self also inspires some of our medalists to serve in a branch of the U.S. military, where their impact on our country is unmatched. The four program components of the Congressional Award are extremely compatible with the values of any of the five service branches.
Our medalists continue to influence their communities into adulthood. Teachers, medical professionals, researchers, engineers, volunteers for charitable organizations, and leaders in the private and public sectors—their success isn't a coincidence. It's part of the story they wrote for themselves.