AY Silver Award

AY Silver Award Plan for Physical and Cultural Excellence


The AY Silver Award is a prize worth striving for. It brings together core aspects of physical, mental, and spiritual vitality. It presents a clear plan and encourages young people to be well-rounded, fit individuals, by excelling in all three areas. By encouraging physical fitness, good health practices, life skills, and more, the AY Silver Award is an ideal way to develop strong character qualities, clear thinking, and keen spiritual perception that will prepare youth for life here and for eternity.  Now, as never before, we need an army of youth rightly trained, to carry “the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior . . . to the whole world!” ( A Call to Stand Apart, p.67

I am pleased to endorse the AY Silver Award plan of the General Conference’s Youth Ministries Department and encourage our youth everywhere to strive for this high achievement.

Ted N.C. Wilson, President


Did you know that Daniel the Prophet earned an AY Silver Award? OK, maybe not, but only because the award didn’t exist back then but Daniel definitely took care of his body was greatly rewarded for it. Despite the fact, he was daily tempted to ruin his physical, spiritual and mental health with the king’s food and drink, but this young man determined in his heart to honor God instead, by treating his body like a temple! As a result, God blessed Daniel and his three friends to the point that they were ten times better looking and ten times smarter than the other young people! This Special AY Silver Award is a reminder that God still blessed young men and women who determine in His strength to honor God with their bodies.

Busi Khumalo, Director, Youth Ministries

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