Melanie Hegg

Winnipeg, Manitoba

I work for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award promoting The Award program to schools, youth groups, and youths and to support youth working on completing their Award. I work with program coordinators of other youth programs to help them combine The Award program with the program or club (whether sports, volunteering, skill-building). I coordinate Adventurous Journeys (Wilderness Adventures) for groups of participants so that they can experience nature and fulfill one of the requirements of the Award. My primary focus is northern and rural community as I try to expand our reach to youth in those areas.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading youth achievement program. It is a non-academic, self-directed program based on experiential learning and recognizing youth for activities they do outside the classroom. It encourages youth, aged 14-25, regardless of physical or mental abilities, social, economic, religious, or ethnic background, to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue interests in four different areas: physical activity, skill development, community service, and wilderness adventure. There are three levels to the program, Bronze, Silver, and Gold and at each level participants are recognized in a ceremony.

I have a love for sports like yoga and volleyball and can't wait to keep on traveling the world!

  • Work
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Manitoba Division
  • Education
    • Bachelor in Health Studies