The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Department, and nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic recently established a program to bring diverse students from around Alaska together to represent their country and build awareness about their communities, cultures, and environment in a changing Arctic. Over the next 18 months, which coincide with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, youth ambassadors will share stories about their lives in the Arctic through social media and public presentations; attend trainings; participate in rural and urban exchanges; and participate in Arctic Council related events.
They are recruiting high school and college age students (16-20) who have a high potential in leadership skills, an interest in Arctic related issues, have the support of a mentor, and who would be able to travel and be involved in the program intermittently through 2017. As the Environmental Director for NVN I am offering my services and support to any youth interested in participating in the program.
There is no tuition or fee associated with the program and all travel expenses are covered. Students might have an opportunity to receive college credit for their participation.
Please see the attached announcement for additional information and how to apply. As always, feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or need assistance, good luck.
Attachment: 2015 USAYA Nomination Form