American student participant application information

On Demand youth leadership program - El salvador, june 2019

The El Salvador Youth On Demand program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Global Ties KC. Through the month of June, a group of 20 students and adult leaders from El Salvador will be in Kansas City on a youth exchange program. These participants are all a part of the Association of Scouts of El Salvador (ASES). A member of the World Organization of the Scouting Movement since 1940, ASES serves both girls and boys with a proven program designed to prepare young people to play a constructive role in society.

During their stay in the United States, participants will go through team-building, leadership development, and emergency preparedness exercises. Participants will also meet with city or county-level emergency response coordinators to learn about international best practices in disaster preparation.

Global Ties KC will select five American students to join the Salvadoran cohort for program, including Camp Naish from June 2-8 (optional*), and required program dates from June 9-20th in Kansas City and in Washington D.C. from June 20th – June 22nd. All meals, travel, lodging, and program expenses will be covered. Upon their return to Kansas City, the American students will be granted the title of “U.S. Department of State Alumni”.

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  • Current high school students 16-18 years of age are invited to apply as American participants to take part in this program.

  • Applications will be accepted from home-schooled, public, private, and charter high school students.

  • There is no fee to participate.

  • Students will be selected based on proven leadership in the community, interest in global affairs, and ability to use the program content to further diplomacy in Kansas City.

June 2-8 Stay at overnight Scout Camp Naish (optional* Interest/availability in attending will not impact program selection process)
June 9-19 daily programming in Kansas City
June 20-22 trip to Washington DC

Program Cost
The U.S. Government will pay for transportation for all program activities including: orientations, program fees and administration, site visits and seminars, lodging and meals, some cultural activities, and educational materials.

Applicant Considerations
A demonstrated interest in and commitment to volunteer and civic activities, leadership potential, and an energetic and positive attitude. Additional considerations will be made for students with ties to Scouting, and Spanish language experience.