U.S. Embassy and Consulate open registrations for Youth Ambassadors 2023

Young people between the ages of 15 and 18 can enroll until September 12

Brasilia, August 12, 2022: The Youth Ambassadors Program, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, is open the selection process for the program, from today (12) until September 12. The program, which takes high school students from Brazil’s public school system for an exchange program in the United States, will select 50 students from all parts of the country. For more information and registration, visit the site: www.jovensembaixadores.org.br.

The list of the selectees will be announced by November 4 and trip to the U.S., which will respect all health and safety protocols and any restrictions arising from it, is scheduled to take place from January 13 to 28, 2023. For the 2023 edition, students who are currently engaged for at least six months in social impact and entrepreneurship initiatives and seek to solve problems in their communities can apply. Leadership profile, academic excellence, and knowledge of the English language are also among the requirements.

According to the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, Douglas Koneff, “this program is an opportunity for public school students to connect with American culture and young leaders across Brazil, thus broadening their horizons and strengthening their knowledge and skills for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

According to Lais Ribeiro, resident of Mato Grosso and Young Ambassador 2022, the program “was a great experience, and I got to know another culture, totally different from ours, I was able to get to know a little more about Brazilian’s culture from different states, different people, and new customs.

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.)

Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:

It was created by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil in 2003. The program counts on the partnership of the National Council of Secretaries of Education (CONSED), the State Education Departments, the Network of Binational Centers Brazil-United States, USBEA – a network of former scholarship recipients of U.S. government exchange programs. In addition, the program has institutional support from FedEx, MSD, IBM, and SMTour. Currently the Youth Ambassadors Program is implemented all over the American continent and has a reverse program for young Americans to represent the United States in Latin America. Since its inception, 745 young Brazilians have participated in the program.