Young Brazilians Discuss Activism on Virtual Seminar

Young people from group "Escritureiros" on the webinar
Young people from group “Escritureiros” on the webinar

The US Consulate in Sao Paulo hosted on August 12th, International Youth Day, an online seminar for young people share and exchange information and ideas of projects that contribute to the development of their communities.

The webinar, counted with the presence of some people from the group “Escritureiros”, which created the community library “Caminhos da Leitura” inside a cemetery on the neighborhood of Parelheiros, in Sao Paulo, and of the Program Coordinator of the Brazilian Institute of Community Support (IBEAC), Isabel Mayer, who spoke about the main role of youth proactivity in the creation of initiatives to help their communities. The virtual seminar was recorded and the video is available on:

The United States believe that every person can make the difference and that why we develop a series of programs involving young people, between them Youth Ambassadors, Access, Football and Basketball Stars, and others. To learn more about our programs, visit the embassy website:

The Embassy and the Consulates of United States in Brazil also support and encourage voluntary activities. That’s why we will make, in partnership with binational centers, a series of activities linked to the theme next Saturday, August 30th, to celebrate the National Volunteering Day. More than 500 ex-alumni’s will work side by side to improve their communities in 16 cities around the country (Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo, Sorocaba e Uberaba).