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Youth Leadership Program 2006

July 1-9, 2006 | Kyiv, Ukraine
A joint project of organizations founded by USUF:
The Community Partnerships Project and Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy


Photo collage by Vitaliy Lipich

For three consecutive years, 2002 Ė 2004, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation hosted a Youth Leadership Program (YLP) in Washington, DC for American, Ukrainian-American and Ukrainian students on topics in U.S.-Ukraine relations, leadership skills, public policy and the political process, the need for political activism, and the many careers available in leadership.  The Foundation has seen its YLP alumni internalize the programís messages as they move on to excellence and leadership at their universities, in internships, and in service projects in the United States and Ukraine. 

In 2005, the Foundation introduced the Youth Leadership Program in Ukraine to buttress the inspiring successes of the Orange Revolution by providing Ukraineís youth with training and skills to take on their future roles as leaders and role models in society and government. Oleh Shamshur, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, and Sheila Gwaltney, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, officially welcomed students representing 17 communities in Ukraine, 4 in the U.S. and 1 in France.

This year, the Foundation, in partnership with the USAID-funded Community Partnerships Project and The Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy, selected 26 college students (20 from Ukraine and 6 from the U.S. and Canada), ages 18-24, to participate in the program.  Ukrainian students were selected among applicants from cities that participate in the Foundationís Community Partnerships Project, and small and medium-sized cities, thus providing students who often lack access to leadership opportunities in Kyiv with an opportunity to gain the motivation and skills they need to become leaders in their communities.

The Foundation organized a full schedule of meetings with government officials and community leaders, seminars and trainings on themes such as leadership, volunteerism, healthy lifestyles, and social responsibility, as well as cultural excursions and a trip to the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Exclusion Zone.  Click on the links to the left to read more about this unique program....


For questions, please email Marta Matselioukh in the U.S. at martam@usukraine.org
or Ruslan Masnenky in Kyiv at ruslan.masnenky@usukraine.kiev.ua

We look forward to spending time with Leaders for the Next Generation!

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