Youth Ambassadors Brazil is a three-week youth leadership exchange based in the United States for 50 Brazilian high school students and 2 adult mentors focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Subthemes include human rights, multiculturalism, social justice, and social transformation.
Participants engage in a variety of activities such as workshops on leadership and service, community site visits, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, homestays, civic education programming in Washington, D.C. and various partner cities.
Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning service projects in their home communities.
Youth Ambassadors Brazil is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Embassy in Brazil.