BRAMA, June 16, 2005, 3:00 pm ET|
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2005
July 24 - July 31, 2005
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is seeking a select group of young men and women who consider themselves "leaders for tomorrow," and who are interested in U.S.-Ukraine relations within the context of the overall Ukrainian community, or the Ukrainian-American community.
Youth Leadership Program 2005 will enable students to learn about public policy, the political process in Ukraine, U.S.-Ukraine relations, the importance of the Ukrainian-American community in U.S.-Ukraine affairs, the need for activism, and the wide genre of careers available in Ukraine via interaction with Ukraine's leaders. The Kyiv program will have the same framework as the previous Washington, DC-based Youth Leadership programs, but with a focus on key leaders and institutions in Ukraine.
Students will develop an increased awareness of Ukraine in the global perspective and will become more familiar with key leaders and institutions in Ukraine. Participants will also learn leadership skills at seminars conducted by educators and motivational speakers.
The Foundation will organize a full schedule of meetings with government and non-government officials in Kyiv. Within the context of U.S.-Ukraine affairs, students will understand the role and impact of these individuals, their organizations and their constituencies. As a volunteer project, students will assist at "Help Us Help the Children" orphans' camp in Vorokhta, Yaremche.
Additionally, participants will gain a greater appreciation of the culture, institutions, and history of Ukraine, all while enjoying the beautiful landmarks of Kyiv!
Program costs (for program activities and transport) and lodging are free. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from Kyiv.
Applying for the Youth Leadership Program 2005
Deadline: June 20, 2005
U.S. students, and students studying outside of Ukraine who are entering or are currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Ages 18-24. Participants are required to speak and understand Ukrainian.
There is a separate application process for students residing in Ukraine. Students in Ukraine should apply via the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Community Partnerships Project. For more information, please contact Marta Kolomayets in the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Kyiv office at: email@example.com.
To download the application, please visit www.usukraine.org/ylp.shtml or www.usukraine.org/applicationnonukr.doc.
The application should be faxed to Noelle Budwig at (202)347-4267 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For American students requiring visas, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation strongly recommends that all materials be sent in as quickly as possible.
For additional information, please visit www.usukraine.org/ylp.shtml or e-mail Noelle Budwig at email@example.com.
We look forward to spending time with the Leaders of the Next Generation!