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Recruitment call for the 2023 Youth Ambassadors program
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March 20, 2018

The Youth Ambassadors Program aims to develop a cadre of young adults from across countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the United States and other countries of the Western Hemisphere. The program is open to teenagers ages 15-18 and adult educators (mentors).

 

Under the theme ‘Youth Leadership & Environmental Stewardship’,  participants will explore concepts such as civic education, leadership, cross-cultural connections, community service, and youth and social transformation through experiential learning activities; leadership trainings; civic participation at the community level; mentoring by community, business, and NGO leaders; engaging with host families, and volunteering.

 

What Participants Gain from the Youth Ambassadors Program

 

Leadership Skills | Intercultural Understanding | Networking Opportunities | Professional Development | Global Perspectives | Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities Community Service | Communication Skills

 

Program Details

 

The program will take place in August 2023. Further program details will be provided.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Applicants must be fully vaccinated by April 2023 in order to be considered for program participation.

 

All Youth Participants must:

 

  • Be a citizen and resident of a participating country
  • Be between 15-18 years old at the start of the exchange
  • Have at least one semester of high school left after August 2023
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement
  • Have limited U.S. and other international travel experience
  • Have parental/legal guardian permission to participate in U.S. travel or online programming

 

All Adult Educator/Mentor applicants must:

 

  • Be a citizen and resident of a participating country
  • Actively work with youth in a high school or community setting
  • Be willing and able to meet periodically with selected students from their city or region during the 2023/2024 academic year to support and monitor their follow-on work

 

Participating Countries

 

Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago.

 

CLICK LINKS BELOW TO APPLY:

 

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRAURY 27, 2023

For further information please email: bridgetownexchanges@state.gov

 

You may also visit youthambassadorsprogram.org  | youthambassadors@worldlearning.org