Forty-five public school students from 26 states and the Federal District are already in the U.S. Capital, Washington DC. They participate in the Youth Ambassadors Program.
During this year’s exchange program, the Youth Ambassadors will spend a week in the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., where they will attend meetings with U.S. government officials and visit historic monuments, museums and organizations. During the following two weeks of the program, the group will divide into five smaller delegations that will travel to different U.S. states (North Carolina, Washington, Montana, Oklahoma and Ohio) to live with American volunteer host family. They will also attend classes at American high schools, where in addition to learning about the daily lives of American students, they will have the opportunity to give presentations about Brazil and develop action plans to strengthen their community volunteer projects back home in Brazil.
Follow the Youth Ambassadors blog during their trip to the United States on this website.
Youth Ambassadors Program:
The Youth Ambassadors Program was created in Brazil and is now being replicated in 25 countries. U.S. Embassy partners in this initiative are FedEx, Merck, Dow Brazil, Microsoft, Bradesco, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, United Airlines, Nike, IBM, National Council of Education Secretaries (CONSED) and all Binational Centers.