The WorldChicago Youth Diplomats Program is an eight-month experiential youth leadership program that engages hands-on learning opportunities for Chicago area high school students. During their time together, students will engage in cross-cultural conversations with international peers and attend lectures and workshops with global and Chicago area academics, government officials, and community leaders.
This uniquely local program with a global mission is designed for high school freshman, sophomores and juniors from public, private, and charter high schools in the City of Chicago and suburbs. There is no fee to participate in Youth Diplomats.
During each monthly meeting, program participants meet virtually or in-person for workshops, volunteering, and collaborations with our visiting Youth Leadership groups. They will also engage in listening to speeches and attending lectures and workshops by Chicagoland's academics, government officials, and other community leaders.
The program will conclude with an experiential-learning visit to Washington D.C. to learn about government-facilitated public diplomacy and intercultural exchange (given that it's safe to travel). Priority will be given to Youth Diplomats based on attendance, engagement, and participation in Youth Diplomats and WorldChicago events.
The 2022 Youth Diplomats application will closed. The 2023 Youth Diplomats application will open in November 2022. Receive an email alert by clicking here.
If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or special notes regarding your application, please email WorldChicago Program Manager, Jabari Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.