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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) On Demand is a unique program created to serve the U.S. Embassies' emerging needs. The program supports high school youth and adult educators' participation in intensive, substantive three-week exchanges in the United States.
The exchange activities introduced participants to a comprehensive survey of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. The students and educators participated in workshops, community service activities, meetings with community leaders, and discussion groups and had opportunities for substantive interaction with each other and their American peers.
Youth Leadership Programs commenced at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, or at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Students then traveled in smaller cohorts to host communities across the country. All programs concluded in Washington, DC.
Program Goals, as defined by the Department of State:
- Promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
- Prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities.
- Foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.
Previous Programs Include:
- YLP with Burma (2012)
- Youth Leadership Peace Program (2012)
- YLP with Libya, Egypt & Tunisia (2012)
- The Christopher Stevens Youth Network Leadership Exchange (2013)
- YLP with Bolivia, Colombia & Ecuador (2014)
- YLP with New Zealand & Australia (2014)
- YLP with Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova (2016)
- YLP for Our Ocean with China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand (2016)