2018 Youth Ambassadors Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean is a 3-week leadership exchange in the United States for teenagers ages 15-18 and adult mentors from the Caribbean. The program provides full scholarships for participants to take part in cultural-educational programming focused on civic engagement and social entrepreneurship.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, 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.

Youth Ambassadors addresses three primary areas for the students: civic participation, appreciation of multi-ethnic diversity, and youth leadership.  In addition, for the adult participants, it addresses adult leadership and mentoring.

For more information about the Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean, please check the flyer. (PDF 1.21 MB)

Students can find more info in the Student Application Form (PDF 495 KB or MS WORD 223 KB)

Adult participants can find more info in the Adult Mentor Application form (PDF 475 KB or MS WORD 493 KB)

Applications must be submitted by email no later than midnight 23 April 2018 to Education-suriname@state.gov