Youth Ambassadors


Partners brings together youth, ages 15–18, of limited means and/or limited international experience to build understanding among countries, increase leadership skills and develop a commitment to service. Youth engage with local government and civic organizations, build relationships with host families and their peers, and participate in skills-based training that enables and empowers them to mobilize their communities toward positive change.

Partners currently implements the program in Venezuela, Colombia and the United States. For the first time in 2014, deaf and hard-of-hearing youth participated in Youth Ambassadors This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Youth Ambassador Applications 2016 - Open
Application Deadline: February 29
Youth - Apply Now
Mentors - Apply Now

Venezuela Youth Ambassadors Application - Open
For more information about the Venezuela Youth Ambassador program, please email

Colombia Youth Ambassadors Application - Coming Soon



  • 12 years
  • 900 youth leaders
  • 17 countries