Current high school freshman, sophomores and juniors for the 2020-2021 academic year are invited to apply to be a Youth Diplomat. Applications will be accepted from public, private, and charter high schools in the City of Chicago and suburbs. There is no fee to participate in Youth Diplomats.
Youth Diplomats meetings will be reserved for hands-on learning opportunities categorized by workshops, volunteering, and collaborations with our visiting Youth Leadership groups. Youth Diplomats will also engage in listening to speeches and attending lectures and workshops by Chicagoland's academics, government officials, and other community leaders; these activities are TBD for the time being. Youth Diplomats will also be eligible to participate in an experiential-learning visit to Washington D.C. in late-June/early-July of 2021 to learn about government-facilitated public diplomacy and intercultural exchange (given that it's safe to do so). Priority will be given to Youth Diplomats based on attendance, engagement, and participation in Youth Diplomats and WorldChicago events.
Sat, Jan 23, 2021 -Sat, Feb 27, 2021- Sat, Mar 27, 2021
Sat, Apr 24, 2021-Sat, May 22, 2021 -Sat, June 26, 2021
Sat, July 24, 2021-Sat, Aug 28, 2021
A detailed program schedule will be released in January 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19, the timeline and nature of our activities and events might change as the program progresses. Dates are subject to change.
1. General information
2. Responses to short essay questions
3. Signature & Parent/Guardian Approval.
4. Teacher/Mentor Recommendation Form (to be submitted by recommender to WorldChicago's mailing address OR emailed to Brian and Thi)
5. Peer Recommendation Form
Please email all documents to WorldChicago Vice President Brian Peckrill or WorldChicago Program Associate Thi Nguyen.
Please fill out and submit your completed application by November 1, 2020, 11:59 PM CST.
If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or special notes regarding your application, please email WorldChicago Vice President Brian Peckrill or WorldChicago Program Associate Thi Nguyen.