Mérite Jeunesse Award Leader



Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become comitted, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world.

As a non-formal education framework, the Award can play a vital role in providind opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster their creativity and well-being.

The Mérite Jeunesse is part of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. The Award is about personal challenge and development and is adaptable to each participant's interests and abilities. It presents young people with a balanced program of voluntary activities, encouraging personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsability and service to their community.

The role of an Award Leader is to guide and mentor the participants. Award Leader help to set achievable goals, offer encouragement and faciliate success in the Award.

Target Audience

These trainings are designed for teachers and youth workers who want to deliver the Mérite Jeunesse program to participants. They can be part of a school or organisation in Luxembourg, which already is an Award Unit or is interested in becoming an Award Unit.


- Theory

- Practical exercises

- Reflection and group activities

- Discussions and exchange of experiences


Knowledge: To gain knowledge about the philosophy, principles and tenets of the program.

Skills: One learns to advise, mentor and support a young person during their participation in the program. This is done in the 4 different sections of the Mérite Jeunesse program (Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Activity and Adventurous Journey).

Attitude: A constructive and appreciative communication should be fostered with all participants.


If you want to assess and supervise the Adventurous Journey, you need to complete the Adventurous Journey Spervisor and Assessor Training (which is a different training, additional to this one).

Sessions and planning

  • 19/11/2022
  • Jeunesse 12+ ans
  • English (US)
  • CARITAS-260