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Partners of the Americas is pleased to announce it will be selecting 11 participants to travel to Colombia in the Summer of 2015 through the Youth Ambassadors program (YA).

With support from the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the America will recruit 10 U.S. youth (15-17 years old) living in the U.S. states/territories listed below who are interested in learning more about South America, practicing Spanish, becoming better leaders and volunteers, and connecting with youth from different ethnic, religious and national groups.

Participants from: AR, FL, KS, MA, MN, MO, NC, TX, and the Washington, DC area (DC and Virginia’s Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria and Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince Georges counties) are welcome to apply.

Partners of the America will also recruit 1 adult mentor from the aforementioned qualifying states/territories who will assume the important responsibility of accompanying and guiding youth through their experience and be active participants before, during and after the exchange.

Selected youth and adults will travel to Washington, DC and Colombia from July 7th to August 1st, 2015. All applications were due March 22nd, 2015 and we are no longer accepting applicants. Those selected will be announced in April.

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To learn more about YA programs from previous participants, click here for the latest YA blog, videos, and more.