U.S. Embassy unveils the names of the 50 Youth Ambassadors selected for the 2020 program

Selectees will spend three weeks in the U.S. participating in leadership workshops, social entrepreneurship projects and meetings with government representatives

 

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil unveiled, this Wednesday, October 30, the names of 50 Brazilian students selected to take part in the Youth Ambassadors Program 2020. This year, the program commemorates its 18th anniversary, and reaching the age of adulthood, relevant changes will be made to this initiative of social responsibility.  In 2020, the program will focus on the development of abilities for the constantly changing 21st century environment and will offer participants tools to solve problems in their respective communities through creative and innovative actions.

The Youth Ambassadors’ trip to the U.S. will take place January 10-29, 2020.  During this three-week program, they will first visit the U.S. Capital, Washington, DC, and then travel to four U.S. cities, where they will stay in the homes of volunteer families.  In addition, they will participate in activities such as workshops on leadership and entrepreneurship, social impact projects, meetings with representatives of the U.S. government, attend schools in the region and give presentations about Brazil.

This year’s group includes at least one representative from each Brazilian state and the Federal District.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil and counts on the support of public and private partners.

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The program was created by the United States Embassy in Brazil in 2003.  The program has partnership with 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, Correios, and SM Tour.  In addition, it also has the institutional support from Todos pela Educação MovementCanal Futura, and +Unidos – a collaborative social investment fund created by a group of U.S. companies established in Brazil.  Currently the Youth Ambassadors Program is implemented in every country in the Americans and involves a reverse exchange program for American students to represent the USA in Latin America.  Since its inception, 622 young Brazilians have participated in the program. https://www.facebook.com/JovensEmbaixadores

Media outlets interested in interviewing the Youth Ambassadors should contact the Press Offices at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates 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 imprensaembeua@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364. Follow us on Twitter and Flickr.