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Arkansas-Eastern Bolivia Chapter Best Practices: Youth Ambassadors Program

180766_188175971204449_2406948_N (1).jpegThe Arkansas-Eastern Bolivia Chapter, which started in 1965, has led numerous exchanges primarily in the areas of health, agriculture, culture, and education. Their Youth Ambassadors (YA) Program is one of the Chapter’s most successful initiatives and therefore a best practice.

Alcanzar mis sueños con A Ganar/Achieving my Dreams with A Ganar

IMG-1020 (1).jpegEn 2010, Antonio de Jesús Reyes Meza (Toño) vivió en una de las zonas más pobres y peligrosas de Ciudad Juárez, México. Luego encontró A Ganar, el programa de Partners of the Americas que ayuda a los jóvenes de las comunidades más complejas de América Latina y el Caribe a encontrar empleo, emprender un negocio o regresar a la escuela a través del poder del deporte./ In 2010, Antonio de Jesús Reyes Meza (Toño) lived in one of the poorest and most dangerous zones in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Then he found A Ganar, Partners’ program that helps youth in some of the toughest communities in Latin America and the Caribbean find employment or return to school through the power of sport.

Buenos Aires Youth Leaders Form Cultural Connections and Understandings in D.C.

 

IMG_3501_0.jpgPartners of the Americas was delighted to welcome students from the Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders Program to Washington, D.C. on September 7. This group of nine high-school students, along with one mentor, is the first cohort to visit the United States through this program. In partnership with America Solidaria, the program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the Embassy of Argentina in the U.S.  

International Youth Day 2019

 

In commemoration of International Youth Day, Partners of the Americas is proud to support the United Nations in celebrating the power of youth as agents of change. This year’s theme is “Transforming Education,” centering on making education more inclusive and accessible for all youth. 

Jóvenes participantes del programa Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders

Partners of the Americas esta feliz de presentar a los jóvenes que van a participar en el programa Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders. / Partners of the Americas is proud to present the students who will be participating in the Buenos Aires Provincial Youth Leaders Program.

 

PartnersCampus Network Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

PHOTO-2019-04-17-12-37-54 5 (2).jpgFrom April 12-14, the PartnersCampus Network served their communities for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). // El 12-13 de abril, la red PartnersCampus sirvió sus comunidades para Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).

International Women's Day 2019

DR 1.jpgHappy International Women´s Day. Today, Partners of the Americas celebrates International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter, which calls for gender equity around the world, including in workplaces, governments, and the media. 

What Works 2018 Awards Ceremony

11 (2).jpgPartners of the Americas is driven by our members and we always need to ensure that we recognize and celebrate those spectacular volunteers, donors and other supporters who have contributed to Partners’ success each year. We presented awards to esteemed individuals during the What Works 2018 Conference Gala Dinner at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel on December 6.​

What Happens in San Antonio Stays in the Heart: What Works 2018 Recap

a - 172 (2).jpgPartners of the Americas kicked off its fourth annual What Works Conference on December 4. For four days, 115 change-agents gathered from 27 Chapters and eight countries to strengthen inter-institutional partnerships and power greater connectivity across the Partners network.

Open Doors 2018 Report Recap

OD18 cover (1).jpgIn celebration of International Education Week #IEW2018, Partners of the Americas attended the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors 2018 Report briefing on November 13.

International Day to Eradicate Poverty

Banner 2_0_0.jpgThis week, Partners of the Americas observes the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Inspired by an initiative by the PartnersCampus Network, Partners would like to highlight the many ways in which our programs, projects, and members #endpoverty.

 

El Primer Aniversario de PartnersCampus Lambayeque

Paul R Blog_0.jpgLa celebración del Primer Aniversario de PartnersCampus Lambayeque se realizó el 28 de julio en Lambayeque, Perú con los miembros del capítulo estudiantil presidido por la Presidenta Ana Leyva.​

Desafiar los estereotipos cara a cara / Challenging Stereotypes Face to Face

Uno de los aspectos más destacados de mi experiencia fue la oportunidad que tuve de conocer a la delegación de jóvenes embajadores (JE) de Colombia y Venezuela 2017.​ /  One of the main highlights of my experience was the opportunity I had to meet the 2017 Colombian and Venezuelan delegation of Youth Ambassadors (YAs).​

Millennials are Coming

El capítulo de Cochabamba Bolivia, mediante el Sub-comité de Educación organizaron un evento llamado ¨Millennials are coming¨ para participar de la semana de acción de fortalecimiento a las comunidades, iniciativa lanzada por el programa de  la red de  jóvenes líderes de las Americas (YLAI).​​

 

Reflections From Our 2017 Youth Ambassadors

The 2017 Colombian and Venezuelan Youth Ambassadors reflect on their time in Washington, D.C., Arkansas and Tennessee where they had the opportunity to engage with local government and civic organizations, build relationships with host families and other youth, visit schools and participate in skills-based workshops that enable and empower them to mobilize their communities towards positive change.

Jóvenes Embajadores de 2017 selecionados de Colombia y Venezuela

¡Partners se enorgullece de anunciar los Jóvenes Embajadores 2017 de Colombia y Venezuela! El grupo consta de 20 jóvenes y dos mentores adultos que viajarán a Washington, DC por una semana, y posteriormente pasarán dos semanas en Arkansas o Tennessee. Los jóvenes fueron seleccionados en un concurso abierto para estudiantes de 15 a 17 años de edad que tienen excelentes registros escolares, muestran cualidades de liderazgo y han demostrado interés en mejorar su comunidad local.

2017 Colombian and Venezuelan Youth Ambassadors Selected

Partners is proud to announce the 2017 Youth Ambassadors from Colombia and Venezuela! The group consists of 20 youth and two adult mentors who will travel to Washington, D.C. for one week, and subsequently spend two weeks in either Arkansas or Tennessee. The youth were selected in an open competition for students ages 15-17 who have outstanding school records, display leadership qualities, and have demonstrated interest in improving their local community.

U.S. Youth Ambassadors Reflect on Exchange to Colombia

Last month, ten high school students from across the U.S. were selected to represent their peers in Colombia based on academic achievements, displayed leadership qualities, and community involvement. They ventured first to Washington, D.C. for a pre-workshop, and then abroad, where they were immersed in a new culture and surroundings. Here, two Youth Ambassadors recount their experiences that forever changed them, and brought them one step closer to becoming global citizens.

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