50 public school students, ages 15 to 18, will embark on a three-week exchange program
The United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil unveiled, on Tuesday, October 30, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Program. This year’s program has at least one student from each Brazilian state and the Federal District. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission and public and private partners.
The exchange program in the U.S. takes place from January 11 to February 3, 2019. During this three-week program, they will first visit the U.S. capital, Washington, DC, after which they will split into smaller groups to go to different American cities where they will stay in the homes of volunteer families.
The youth will take part in meetings with U.S. government officials, NGO leaders, visit schools and social projects, participate in volunteer activities and, as representatives of Brazilian youth, will also give presentations about Brazil, its culture and its people. At the end of the trip, they will present action plans in the area of social justice and volunteer initiatives to implement in their communities after returning to Brazil.
Youth Ambassadors Program:
Since 2003, 572 young Brazilians have taken part in the program, whose partners are: Brazil’s National Council of Education Departments (CONSED), the State Education Departments, the network of Brazil-United States Binational Centers, and FedEx, MSD, and IBM. In addition, it also counts on the institutional support of Todos pela Educação Movement, and Canal Futura. Today, the program is implemented in every country in the Americas and involves a reverse exchange program for American students to represent the U.S. throughout Latin America. For further information on these amazing students, visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/pt/education-culture-pt/educacao-e-juventude/jovens/aqui-estao-os-jovens-embaixadores-2019/
Media outlets interested in interviewing the Youth Ambassadors should contact the Press Offices at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil.
Brasília: (61) 3312-7367 / 7364 – São Paulo: (11) 3250-5237 – Rio de Janeiro: (21) 3823-2122 / 2119 – Recife: (81) 3416-3096 / 3066 – Belo Horizonte: (31) 3338-4010 – Porto Alegre: (51) 3345-6128 / 6110
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.