Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020. 4:40 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Nine Belizean students and one teacher will participate in the United States’ prestigious Youth Ambassador’s program.
Yesterday, the youth ambassadors were invited to the United States Embassy in Belmopan for a brief meet and greet with the Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow, and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges.
The meeting is a culmination of a series of pre-travel activities to prepare for the three-week Youth Ambassadors Program in the United States.
Chargé Gilges and PM Barrow advised the Youth Ambassadors to make the most of opportunities provided by the program to develop their skills as young leaders so that when they return to Belize, they are able to make a difference in their communities.
The students will depart for the United States on Monday, January 27 and will return on February 15, 2020.
The Youth Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and is administered by World Learning Inc, in partnership with Georgetown University and Love Foundation.
The initiative is a multi-country cultural and education leadership program aimed at developing young people who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues and strong interpersonal leadership skills.
On their return to Belize, the students will apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.
The 2020 Youth Ambassadors representing Belize this year are:
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