U.S. Embassy announces the names of 50 Youth Ambassadors selected for the 2023 program

Brasília, November 4, 2022: The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announced, this Friday (4), the names of the 50 students selected for the Youth Ambassadors 2023 program – an initiative that takes public high school students from all over Brazil to a three-week exchange program in the USA.

The program will take place from January 10 to 29, 2023. Firstly, they will go through a pre-departure orientation and visa interview in Brasilia. On January 13, they will leave for the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C. Then, they will be divided into smaller groups for an experience in other U.S. cities, where they will participate in activities such as workshops on leadership and entrepreneurship, social impact projects, meetings with U.S. government representatives, visit schools in the region, and make presentations about Brazil.

For this year, the representatives are from 25 Brazilian states and the Federal District. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, and counts on the support of partners from the public and private sectors.

List of selectees:

Media interested in interviewing the Youth Ambassadors in their states may contact the Embassy’s Press Office at: imprensabrasilia@state.gov

About social entrepreneurship:

The Youth Ambassadors program seeks public school students who think creatively to develop an idea, a product or service with the aim of benefiting not only themselves, but their community. The entrepreneurial actions of these young people focus on social inclusion, education, culture, community credit, urban mobility, gender and race equality, environment, youth empowerment, special needs, cooperatives in general, etc.

Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:

Created by the US Embassy in Brazil in 2003, the program relies on the partnership of the National Council of Secretaries of Education (CONSED), of the State Education Departments, of the Brazil-US Binational Centers network, and of USBEA – a network of former scholarship holders of US government exchange programs. The program also has institutional support from FedEx, MSD, and SMTour. The program is implemented in all countries of the American continent and also has a reverse program for young Americans to represent the USA in Latin America. In 21 years of existence, 748 young Brazilians from all over Brazil have already participated in the program.