Youth Ambassadors Program

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

The Youth Ambassadors Program 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.

Participants will explore program themes 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

For more information about the Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean, please check the flyer. (PDF 2 MB)

For interested candidates, the online application is available at youthambassadorsprogram.org.

Application is open until April 12, 2021