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Youth Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation
June 21, 2017 - June 27, 2017
Worldwide, youth is the fastest growing demographic with a population of 1.48 billion between the ages of 18 to 24. Because of the increasing need to engage this growing segment of the global populace, the State Department has initiated a program entitled “Youth Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation.” The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will welcome members from six countries on June 21st to partake in the program. The visitors, comprised of representatives from Italy, Jordan, Moldova, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, will explore the importance of youth leadership to develop a civically engaged society. It will provide innovative tactics to reach out to at-risk youth and offer economic and educational opportunities. The meetings with advocacy groups, community organizations and government entities will allow visitors to implement new youth-oriented leadership initiatives in their respective countries.
International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program
Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.
By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at email@example.com or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.