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Youth Ambassadors Program 2023
The Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean is a 15-day leadership exchange program in the United States
February 3, 2023

Youth Ambassadors is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by World Learning in partnership with Georgetown University. The program aims to develop a cadre of young adults throughout 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, people in the United States and other countries of the Western Hemisphere.

Participants will engage in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, and meetings with community leaders. Upon their return home, the students apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.

For more information about the Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean, please read YA Program Brief (Download Here).

Interested persons may apply online

Applications are open until February 27, 2023


Program Length:  15-days


Eligibility and Application Overview

All youth participants must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of Jamaica
  • Be between the ages of 15 – 18 at the start of summer 2023
  • Have at least one semester of high school left after September 2023
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement
  • Limited U.S. and other international travel
  • Have parental/legal guardian permission
  • Be enrolled in a secondary school (community college and students enrolled in other educational institutions are ineligible)

All adult mentor applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and resident of Jamaica
  • Actively be working with youth in either a high school or community setting
  • Be willing and able to meet periodically with selected students from their city/region during the 2020/2021 academic year to support and monitor their follow-on work

For further clarification email: kingstonexchanges@state.gov