2015 Youth Ambassadors Present Projects & Will Lead Change

Ambassador Chapman with 2015 Youth Ambassadors

Thirteen students who participated in the “Youth Ambassadors 2015” program presented the results of their community projects and had the opportunity to meet the new Ambassador of the United States, Todd Chapman. These outstanding young people shared their experiences, their challenges, and the achievements of their individual projects aimed at benefiting their communities. Workshops and training sessions addressed topics such as environmental care, alcoholism and drug abuse, prevention of early pregnancy, healthy habits, and alternative social entrepreneurship. The implementation of these initiatives is the culmination of their exchange experience and they have the support of the Embassy of the United States and Plan International.

Since 2007, 120 Ecuadorian “Youth Ambassadors” have traveled to the United States. The three-week cultural exchange includes visiting iconic sites, accommodation with host families, participation in social projects, and volunteer activities. The US Embassy invites young people interested in participating in the exchange to submit their applications by May 25, 2016.

The requirements:

  • Ecuadorian by birth
  • Be between 15 and 18 years of age, turned by September 1, 2016
  • Be enrolled in secondary school on the departure date (September 2016)
  • Be an excellent student at a public school or a scholarship recipient at a private school
  • Actively participate in social projects as a volunteer
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • Submit a proposal for a community project
  • Not have traveled to the United States before
  • Belong to a family of scarce economic resources
  • English is not necessary to apply

For more information on the program visit www.plan.org.ec