Youth Leadership Program

For the Next Generation…

Youth Leadership Program 2008
Washington, DC - July 26 -August 1, 2008

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is seeking a select group of young men and women who consider themselves “leaders for tomorrow” and who are interested in U.S.-Ukraine relations within the context of the overall U.S. community or the Ukrainian-American community.

Youth Leadership Program 2008 will give U.S. students a “Washington experience” to the public policy process – appreciating the components of the process, discussion with “players,” developing important leadership skills and understanding how to take a more active role.

Students will develop an increased awareness of Ukraine in the global perspective and will learn the importance of the Ukrainian-American community in U.S.-Ukraine relations.  By meeting professionals in government and non-profit sectors, students will better understand the various Washington career choices available to them.

The Foundation will organize a full schedule of meetings with government and non-government officials in Washington, DC.  Within the context of U.S.-Ukraine affairs, students will understand the role and impact of these individuals, their organizations and their constituencies.  Participants will also learn leadership skills at seminars conducted by educators and motivational speakers.

Participants will have the chance to see many of the capital’s beautiful landmarks and sights.  During non-program time, students will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the favorite evening activities in DC.

Program Costs
The Youth Leadership Program is free to participating students. Program costs (for program activities and transport) and lodging are free.  Some group meals will also be without cost.  Participants are responsible for covering their travel to and from Washington, meals, personal spending money and non-program activities.

Program Size
It is anticipated that 10-16 students will be selected for this program.

Applying for the Youth Leadership Program 2008
While the program is intended for U.S. students, either entering or in college, ages 18-22, consideration will be given to Ukrainian students as well.

Applications can be downloaded below:

Click here to download the application (pdf version)
Click here to download the application (doc version)

Mail your application to:

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Attn:  Youth Leadership Program
1701 K Street, N.W. Suite 903
Washington, DC 20006

Applications can also be emailed to: .

For questions, contact Ulyana Panchishin via email at .

Applications must be received by Monday, May 31, 2008.