Youth Ambassadors to participate in US Government  sponsored leadership programme
August 14, 2015
Youth Ambassadors to participate in US Government sponsored leadership programme

Alron Henry of St Vincent and the Grenadines is one of six youth ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean who are presently in the United States taking part in the 2015 Youth Ambassadors Programme for the Caribbean exchange programme.

Kamalie Mannix of Antigua and Barbuda; Adiel Charles, of Barbados; Matthew McLawrence of Dominica; Rol-J Williams of St Kitts and Nevis; Tessa Moncherie of St Lucia,{{more}} and Alron Henry of St Vincent and the Grenadines, accompanied by mentor, Timothy Ferdinand of St Lucia, are taking part in the three-week exchange programme, along with participants from The Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The goals of the Youth Ambassadors programme are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and South America, and the Caribbean; prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation; foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups; and create networks of hemispheric youth leaders, both within the participating countries and internationally.

During their exchange, participants will focus on the programme themes of civic education, leadership, and community service. Students will create social action plans at the end of their community programme, that each will implement in his/her own country.

The programme began on August 8 in Vermont, and concludes in Washington, DC on August 29.

Since 2007, World Learning has implemented the Youth Ambassadors Program. World Learning is an American non-profit organization, advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. Its mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programmes.