Brasilia, January 28, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce the selection process with 33 vacancies for the Youth Ambassadors 2021 program. The program seeks high school students from the Brazilian public school system, aged 15 to 18 years, who are currently engaged, for at least six months, in entrepreneurship initiatives and social impact and seek to solve problems in their communities. Leadership profile, academic excellence and knowledge of the English language are also among the requirements. Registration runs through March 7 and the exchange in the United States is scheduled for July 2021.
CLARIFICATION NOTE: We highlight that the face-to-face exchange in the United States depends on health, safety and travel conditions, as well as U.S. Department of State approval for the implementation of an in-person exchange in July 2021. If this is not possible, those selected will be invited to participate in a virtual exchange in interactive and innovative format.
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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.), these teenagers search for creative solutions for problems in their communities.
Learn more about the Youth Ambassadors program:
The program, created in 2003, is an initiative of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. In addition, it has the institutional support of FedEx, IBM and MSD, the National Council of Secretaries of Education (CONSED), the State Departments of Education, the Network of Binational Centers Brazil-United States, USBEA, +Unidos Group – a collaborative social investment fund created by a group of U.S. companies established in Brazi and PLT4Way – a social impact initiative in English Language Teaching. Today, the program is implemented in every country in the Americas and involves a reverse exchange program for American students to represent the USA in Latin America. Since its inception, 677 young Brazilians have taken part in the program.
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