Become a Global Citizen and join the Youth Ambassador movement!
Looking to develop your leadership skills and make a meaningful impact on your community, all while strengthening your resume and application materials?
AFS-USA has successfully launched a Youth Ambassador Sustainability Project for young leaders ages 14-21 to attend a 7-8 weeks course of leadership training followed by the design and implementation of a community project.
The course included but is not limited to:
- Create a sustainable community impact project
- Leadership skills; visioning, delegation, organization, communication
- Build public awareness & recruitment
- Create a timeline
- Social media and PR plan
- Fundraising basics
- Create and present your presentation to a panel
See below for the next training start date.
Check out this short video to meet some of the recent Youth Ambassadors.
The benefits of participating in AFS-USA’s Youth Ambassador Sustainability Project are invaluable. Chosen applicants will level up their resume with a leadership training certificate as well as a professional reference from their program mentor.
As a Youth Ambassador, you will also gain strong project management skills through designing and implementing a community project of your choice with support from peers and your program mentor. You will also become an active global citizen, working to make the world a more just and peaceful place. Perhaps most importantly, this is a great opportunity to make friends, both locally and nationally, as there will be many opportunities for Youth Ambassadors to collaborate during the program.
Watch the video to hear from past Youth Ambassadors about the skills they gained through their Sustainability Projects.
How do I apply?
The application cycle is currently closed.
Examples of Project Ideas
Please click here to view examples of project ideas you could choose, based on the projects of prior Youth Ambassadors. Of course, you are welcome to create your own idea, but these ideas can give you some inspiration.