Program celebrates 20 years and resumes face-to-face activities in the U.S. Young people from 15 to 18 years old can register from November 17.
Brasilia, November 17, 2021: The Youth Ambassadors Program, implemented by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, in 2022, resumes a face-to-face exchange. The program, which provides the opportunity for high school students from Brazil’s public school system to have a meaningful and impactful exchange in the U.S., is open until February 9, 2022. 50 students from all parts of the country will be selected. For more information and registration, visit the webpage www.jovensembaixadores.org.br.
For the 2022 edition, the program seeks students who have been engaged for at least six months in initiatives related to entrepreneurship and social impact and who seek to solve problems in their communities. Leadership, academic excellence and English language proficiency are also among the requirements.
The finalists will be announced in April 2022 and the exchange is scheduled to take place in July 2022, 100% in person in the U.S., if the Covid-19 health conditions at the time permit. If this is not possible, those selected will be invited to a virtual exchange with an innovative and interactive format.
Learn more about social entrepreneurship:
For the purposes of the Youth Ambassadors program, social entrepreneurship is a focuse on problem-solving and actions that lead to positive social transformation. The program seeks young people who think outside the box to develop an idea, a product or a service with the aim of benefiting not only themselves, but also their community.
Regardless of whether these initiatives are large or small, and independent of the specific area of entrepreneurship (social inclusion, education, culture, community credit, urban mobility, gender and race equality, environment, special needs, cooperatives in general, etc.), these young people seek to find creative solutions to problems in their communities.
Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:
Youth Ambassadors was created by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil in 2003. The program works in partnership of the National Council of Secretaries of Education (CONSED), the State Departments of Education, the Network of Binational Centers Brazil-United States and USBEA, a network of alumni of U.S. government exchange programs. In addition, it also institutional support from companies such as FedEx, MSD and IBM. The Youth Ambassadors Program is currently implemented in all countries of the American continent and also includes a reverse program for young Americans to represent the United States in Latin America. Since its creation, 690 young Brazilians have participated in the program.