On-Demand Youth Leadership Program: Climate Adaptation & Resilience April 2023

The On-Demand Youth Leadership Program (YLP): Climate Adaptation and Resilience is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), administered by Legacy Internationalthat brings together approximately 20 youth participants (ages 15-18) and adult mentors from Malawi, Mozambique,Uganda, and the United States, together for a three-week U.S.-based exchange focused on climate change, adaptation and resiliency methods.

Unique Opportunity for High School Students and Educators from Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda.

The world needs:

  • strong youth leaders who can make a difference
  • those with leadership skills to identify and seek solutions to environmental issues in your country
  • to learn how clean energy technologies can combat the climate crisis
  • people to design and deliver community-based projects
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Program Details:

Thursday, April 13 to Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Three-week exchange in the USA in April 2023.  The program consists of 17 days in Pensacola, Florida followed by five days in Washington D.C.

Days 1-2:

Arrival in the United States with a program orientation in your host community

Days 3-16:

Explore your host community and meet with organizations that promote youth leadership, raise environmental justice issues, and focus on climate adaptation initiatives; talk to leaders in green building design, water treatment, natural disaster preparedness, and clean energy research; and be a guest of a U.S. host family to immerse yourself in American culture and enjoy their hospitality.

Day 17-21:

Travel to Washington D.C., the Capitol of the United States, and discover advanced ideas and actions related to climate initiatives that are empowering American communities to be environmental stewards.

Part 2:

Community-Based Project – Program Requirement (April – July) : Following the U.S. experience, apply your skills to design and deliver a community-based project that helps to alleviate the effects of climate change. (e.g., a peer education workshop or environmental service project).

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