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About the Award

The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) is one of the premier youth development programmes in Singapore. Officially launched on 9 May 1992 by the President of the Republic of Singapore at the Istana, the aim of the NYAA Programme is to encourage young people between the ages of 14 and 25 years to develop personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance and a sense of responsibility to themselves, to society and to the nation. 
NYAA has drawn many young Singaporeans to join over the years. From having 150 participants in 1992, it has since catered to 212,000 participants in 2010. All these young people, regardless of their social, cultural or racial backgrounds, have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities in each of the 4 areas of the programme, namely Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. In addition, they have been required to undertake a Residential Project at the Gold level. 
The criteria for an Award are those of self-improvement and effort as participants are judged on personal achievement measured against original circumstances and potential capabilities. This allows for the less able and disadvantaged to participate on an equal opportunity basis.

Details of the Award

The NYAA Programme is a do-it-yourself kit for youth development that allows you to tailor the programme according to your own needs, interests and level of commitment. It consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each successive level involving a greater level of commitment and a longer period of time required. Within each level, you are required to complete various sections with different time requirements designed to develop your social, physical and mental skills. 

Regardless of the level of the Award, participants are required to complete projects in the following areas: Service, Skills Development, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Participants are required to record their thoughts and reflections in the NYAA Diary, and should include photographs and copies of certificated for endorsement where appropriate. Criteria for each section of the Award are as follows:

Note: For Silver Award: Existing Bronze Award holders are only required to extend their endeavours for another 6 months to ontain the Silver Award. More information about NYAA is available at http://www.nyaa.org


NYAA is aligned with our school’s mission of developing every TKGian as a leader who acts with determination, serves with humility, leads with integrity and grows in graciousness, building on the past to meet the challenges of the future. The school encourages all TKGians from Secondary Two onwards to strive for at least a Bronze NYAA award. NYAA is recognised nationally and internationally and affirms each student’s leadership achievements. CCA bonus points are awards for National Youth Achievement Awards, which can aid in admission to junior colleges, polytechnics and universities.

Getting Started

  • Step 1 : Enrolment
        1. Get NYAA Enrolment Form from the General Office or download from the link below
        2. Decide on the activities you wish to use to qualify for NYAA
        3. Complete and submit the form to your Class Secretary together with cash payment
        4. Receive Award Diary and Record Book from Class Secretary
  • Step 2 : Record your activities
        1. Find an instructor for your activities (if applicable)
        2. Work out a schedule
        3. Record your progress and reflection in your NYAA Diary
        4. Have your instructor complete and sign the Record Book
  • Step 3 : Apply for Award (once you have completed all four sections of the Award)
        1. Submit your Diary and Record Book to the General Office
        2. You will be notified once your application has been approved

Examples of activities


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More Information on NYAA

    • Consult Ms Liyana @ Main Staff Room (Level 2)

       Email nur_liyana_noordin@moe.edu.sg (title of email: NYAA)

    • Consult Mr Andrew Tan @ Staff room 2 (Level 2)

       Email tan_yee_sing@moe.edu.sg (title of email: NYAA)