National Events

Each June, youth from across the nation are honored in the U.S. Capitol for earning Congress’ highest award for youth – The Congressional Award Gold Medal. Dozens of members of Congress join the celebration to present Medals to their constituents and to meet with the families and advisors who have supported them in their journey. In addition to this special ceremony, an event with all Gold Medalists is planned to highlight the achievements of the Gold Medalists.

Throughout the year, additional events are held in Washington, D.C. where members of Congress participate to raise awareness and funding from the private sector. These sponsored events are held on an annual basis and support the efforts of the foundation to recognize youth in all 50 states. The four signature fundraising events are the Youth Wellness Dinner, Youth & Technology Dinner, Golf Classic, and Charity Poker Tournament. In addition to these events, State Dinners occur on a rotating basis to help raise support for outreach efforts within those states. The schedule of events for the year is available from The Congressional Award National Office, which is located in the Ford House Office Building on Capitol Hill.