- Promoting Media Literacy Education
Projects advance media literacy education to prepare informed citizens and foster a strong democracy. Projects may include initiatives to support digital and media literacy education, strengthen critical thinking skills, boost effective communication skills, introduce tools and techniques for identifying mis- and disinformation, or develop the skills necessary for creating accurate and reliable media content.
- Protecting the Environment
Projects support healthy, environmentally conscious populations by strengthening education, increasing understanding, and fostering sustainable practices. Project may include initiatives to support conservation, boost recycling and reduce waste, empower farmers to strengthen sustainable farming practices, introduce outdoorsmanship skills and connect communities to their environment, or (re)develop local economies through environmental cleanup and investment in newer, greener jobs.
- Bolstering Outreach to Underserved Communities
Projects build strong, engaged communities who benefit from international exchange by ensuring that all people can access our globalized world by promoting inclusion, economic empowerment, and community resilience. Projects may include initiatives to promote international exchange opportunities at underrepresented institutions (HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, community colleges), develop mentorship programs, connect youth outside of major urban centers or in rural areas with their peers around the world, strengthen understanding of the benefits of international exchange, or foster the skills necessary to compete on a global stage.
- Fostering Alumni Network Development
Projects strengthen the return on investment in international exchanges by building networks, sharing stories of international exchange, and advancing the professional development of alumni. Projects should ensure to connect alumni from more than one exchange program and may include initiatives to form regional or affinity-based alumni associations, share personal accounts of U.S. Government‐sponsored exchange programs through storytelling or imagery, or strengthen professional and academic development among U.S. citizen alumni of U.S. Government‐sponsored exchange programs.
- Building Community through Arts, Sports, Language, and Technology
Projects foster strong civic engagement by strengthening education, civic participation, economic empowerment, peace building, or community resilience through programs using new technology, the arts, sports, and language. Projects may include initiatives to promote self-expression, foster mutual understanding, support mentorship programs for aspiring artists and athletes, increase access to language classes and foster cross-cultural communication, develop educational and civic engagement opportunities for minority and indigenous language communities, and integrate new technologies into communal spaces and public engagement.