February 26 - March 1, 2014
The goal of this project is to introduce Canadian participants to U.S. federal and state initiatives as well as academic and private sector partnerships to successfully develop and use renewable energy. The program will showcase U.S. efforts in research and development of renewable (R and D) energy at the federal, state and municipal level. Participants will learn about R and D in U.S. renewable energy, learn how businesses and households can run on renewable energy, and understand how Canada can better collaborate with the U.S. to promote renewable energy in North America.
Young Political, Economic, Social Leaders RISE
March 4-8, 2014
This project for 18 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, West Bank, and Yemen, supports the U.S. foreign policy goal to build stable societies that provide broad‑based opportunity for people to pursue their aspirations and shape their destiny (through entrepreneurship). The project will examine strategies for facilitating political participation, small business development, civil society expansion, and grassroots engagement. Meetings, site visits, and workshops will explore best practices in fostering alliances, leadership development, strategic planning, business innovation, capitalizing on technology, and engaging volunteer networks. The group will participate in two workshops, focusing on fostering alliances; and creating and developing a strategic action plan that visitors will pursue in their respective countries upon returning home.
Women and Entrepreneurship
March 6-11, 2014
The goal of this program is to provide examples of entrepreneurial efforts in the U.S., particularly those initiated by women. The program will illustrate the essential role of non-governmental and grassoroots organizations in supporting and empowering the development of women-owned businesses, and highlight the social economic and political factors that influence and encourage the development of private enterprise in the U.S.
Global Women's Health Issues
March 5-11, 2014
This program seeks to promote international cooperation on the common challenges facing the global community in preventing, treating, and managing health problems affecting women, such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and HIV-related illnesses. Visitors will explore state and lcoal efforts aimed at preventative screening and wellness programs including those that promote maternal and child health. They will examine public awareness campaigns about health issues impacted by economic downturns, poverty, and other external challenges that affect health care delivery systems.
Green Tech and Renewable Energy
March 20-25, 2014
This State Department-sponsored project brings together three agricultural and environmental experts from the public and private sectors in France for a study tour on U.S. developments in clean technologies, alternative energies and environmental sustainability. During their three-week exchange, the trio will interact with officials at the national, state, and local levels as well as with leaders from non-profit organizations, academic institutions and the private sector to examine the decision-making process with respect to energy, environmental and agricultural policies.
March 20-25, 2014
Upcoming Youth Programs
If you would like more information on any of these programs, please contact Madeline Rife, Global Youth Programs Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-255-9007.
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) July 10 - July 24, 2014
High school students from Iraq will come to the Cleveland area to learn about entrepreneurship, social action, and leadership. CCWA coordinates daily schedules of events and meetings for the students. Host families are needed for the duration of the exchange. Apply now to host!
Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) July 21-August 2, 2014
CCWA will bring 16 students from Mexico to deepen their leadership skills and explore topics ranging from the environment to family relations. CCWA coordinates daily schedules of events and meetings for the students. Host families are needed for the duration of the exchange. Apply now to host!
Kosovo Youth Exchange Program (KYEP) August 2014 - June 2015 (or single semester)
KYEP invites student leaders from Kosovo to study in American high schools for one academic year, while improving their commitment to community service and leadership skills. Learn about Kosovo, share American culture, and make a friend for life! American host families (preferably with a child in high school) are needed for the 2014-15 academic year, or a single semester. Apply now to host!