The program will take 50 public school students for a three-week exchange in the US. Applications until August 11th
Brasilia, June 25, 2019 – The Youth Ambassadors program completes 18 years in 2019, and reaching the age of adulthood, the program will make relevant changes to this initiative of social responsibility of the U.S. Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil. For the selection of 2020, the program will focus on the development of abilities for the constantly changing 21st century environment and will offer an exchange opportunity for youth leaders who are working to solve problems in their respective communities through creative and innovative actions.
Brazilian public high school students, ages 15 to 18, who are examples in their communities and have been engaged in social entrepreneurship initiatives for at least six months, who have academic excellence and knowledge of the English language, are invited to apply. Applications are being accepted until August 11th. For more information about the program, visit: https://www.facebook.com/JovensEmbaixadores.
The Embassy will promote a Facebook Live, on June 28 at 4:00pm, when public school students interested in the program will have a chance to ask questions regarding the application process, the necessary documents and much more. Don’t miss it!
Learn more about social entrepreneurship:
For the Youth Ambassadors program, social entrepreneurship is a set of actions that lead to a positive social transformation. The program is aimed at those teenagers who think outside the box to develop an idea, a product or service with the objective of benefiting not only themselves, but also their community. Regardless of being a big or small action, or even in the area of social entrepreneurship (social inclusion, education, culture, community financing, urban mobility, gender and/or race equality, the environment, special needs, cooperatives, etc.), these teenagers search for creative solutions for problems in their communities.
Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:
It was created by the United States Embassy in Brazil in 2003. The program’s partners are: Brazil’s National Council of Education Departments (CONSED), the State Education Department, the network of Brazil-United States Binational Centers, and FedEx, MSD, IBM, SM Tour. In addition, it also has the institutional support of the Movimento Todos pela Educação, Futura TV Channel, and +Unidos – a collaborative social investment fund created by a group of U.S. companies established in Brazil. Today, the program is implemented in every country in the Americas and involves a reverse exchange program for American students to represent the USA in Latin America. Since its inception, 622 young Brazilians have taken part in the program.
For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.