Applications Open for 2022 Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2022 Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP) with the Caribbean. Through the exchange, participants will develop their leadership skills, strengthen their ability to serve their communities; and foster relationships and mutual understanding among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups and create networks of youth leaders in the Western Hemisphere.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the YAP exchange program is part of the U.S. continued commitment to the prosperity of Guyana and the region. During their exchange, high school students and adult educators from the Caribbean region and the United States will explore themes such as civic education, leadership, cross-cultural connections, and community service.  After the program, students will develop and implement projects that serve the needs of their communities in the months that follow. The program will be held in August 2022. If safe travel is not possible at the time of the YAP exchange, this program will be conducted virtually.

This program is open to public high school students 15-18 years of age, with at least one semester of high school remaining after August 2022 and who are current residents and citizens of Guyana. We encourage all interested students and mentors to visit the U.S. Embassy website at  for more information and applications.  The applications deadline is January 23, 2022.

To date, sixty-five students and ten adult mentors have participated in Youth Ambassadors Program for Guyana since September 2012.