Youth Ambassador Program 2022: Apply

APPLY HERE: Youth Ambassador Program 2022 Application

What is the Youth Ambassador Program?

The Youth Ambassadors Program aims to develop a cadre of young adults from across
countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their
communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills.
The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people
in the United States and other countries of the Western Hemisphere. The program is open to
teenagers ages 15-18 and Adult Educators (mentors).

Program Details

Single and multi-country exchanges will take place in 2022; exact dates will vary. Activities may take place as a two-week travel exchange to the United States, a one-week domestic travel program within the home country, or a fiveweek virtual exchange. Program formats are subject to change in consultation with the U.S. Department of State. Any program with an inperson gathering, national or international, will have a vaccine requirement; participants must show proof of full vaccination prior to the start of the program.
We continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on international travel and U.S. government-funded exchanges conducted in the United States and abroad. We anticipate conducting Youth Ambassadors programs in 2022 and we will post updates as available.

Eligibility Requirements

All Youth Participants must:
– Be a citizen and resident of Belize
– Be between the ages of 15-18
– Have at least one semester of high school left after September 2022
– Demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement
– Have limited U.S. and other international travel
– Have parental/legal guardian permission for travel (national or international) or online programming

All Adult Educator applicants must:
– Be a citizen and resident of Belize
– Actively work with youth in a high school or community setting
– Be willing and able to meet periodically with youth participants after the exchange to support and monitor civic engagement projects

How to Apply