U.S. Embassy announces participants for 2024 Youth Ambassadors Program

Forty-six public school students will take part in a three-week exchange in the U.S.

Brasília, November 1, 2023: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil announced today the names of the 46 public school students selected for the 2024 edition of the Youth Ambassadors Program. The selected students, representing all Brazilian states, will participate in a short-term exchange in the USA from January 20 to February 4, 2024. After a brief stop in the capital, Washington, D.C., they will be divided into smaller groups, with each group heading to one of the following cities: Kalamazoo, Michigan; Pensacola, Florida; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as part of the program. The exchange is sponsored by the Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil, with institutional support from the Brazilian National Council of Education Secretaries (CONSED), Brazilian State Departments of Education, and the U.S.-Embassy supported network of American Spaces located throughout various parts of the country.Edit the translation in Português

The program begins with pre-departure orientation in São Paulo, and on January 19, they will depart for Washington, D.C., where they will take part in various activities, including leadership and entrepreneurship workshops, social impact projects, meetings with government representatives, visits to local schools, and presentations about Brazil and their respective states. Afterward, in the host states mentioned above, they will be hosted by volunteer families and have the opportunity to experience American culture and daily life.

Media outlets interested in interviewing the Youth Ambassadors in their respective states should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Press Office via email: imprensabrasilia@state.gov

List of selected participants: https://br.usembassy.gov/the-participants-of-the-youth-ambassadors-2024-edition/

Learn more about social entrepreneurship:

The Youth Ambassadors program seeks students from the public education system who think creatively and are engaged in initiatives aimed at benefiting not only themselves but also their communities. The entrepreneurial actions of these young individuals focus on social inclusion, education, culture, community credit, urban mobility, gender and racial equality, the environment, youth empowerment, special needs, cooperatives in general, and more.

Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:

Established by the United States Embassy in Brazil in 2003, the program has institutional support from the National Council of Education Secretaries (CONSED), State Departments of Education, and the network of American Spaces. The program is implemented in all countries in the Americas and also includes a reverse program for young Americans to represent the USA in Latin America. In its 22 years of existence, 798 young Brazilians from all over the country have participated in the program.