On 8 August 2019, eight Youth Ambassadors from the Eastern Caribbean travelled to the United States to participate in the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Programme.
Sierra Letlow and Esquire Henry of Antigua and Barbuda; Joshua Desir of Barbados; Shawnalee Gordon of Dominica; Kenya Louison of Grenada; Sephra Serieux and Sherwin Alexander of St Lucia; and Nikita Williams of St Vincent and the Grenadines will all take part in the three-week US Government-sponsored exchange programme. Accompanied by adult mentors, Jamieson Edward of St Lucia and Kashka King of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Eastern Caribbean cohort will join participants from, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago on this regional youth exchange programme.
The goals of the Youth Ambassadors Programme are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States, South America, and the Caribbean. The programme prepares youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation, and 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.
Since 2007, World Learning has implemented the Youth Ambassadors Programme. World Learning is an American nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. Its mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, sustainable development, and exchange programmes.
US Embassy, Grenada