Frequently Asked Questions
What are the eligibility requirements to join the Youth Diplomats Institute?
1. Live in Kansas or Missouri, and
2. Be a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior throughout the full program.
There is no GPA or cost requirement for this program. Global Ties KC is looking for active participation and students who are passionate about claiming their role as citizen diplomats.
Do I have to be able to meet in-person?
There are in-person and virtual Institute options. The Youth Diplomats Institute is better with a diversity of candidates from a variety of communities throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Why would I want to be a part of this program?
Decisions are being made today that youth will be dealing with in their lifetime. We believe students have the right to be a part of the decision-making process, so we aim to provide the tools to do so. The Youth Diplomats Institute puts you in intimate meetings with local and global leaders, allowing youth to express their input. Additionally, we provide targeted skill building in negotiating, public speaking, and leadership to feel equipped moving into your global future.