YES Student Ready To Go On Their Exchange Program

YES Students with Charge'd'affairs & Public Affairs Officers
YES Students with Charge’d’affairs & Public Affairs Officers

On August 16th, Chargé d’affairs TimPounds and Public Affairs Officer Tom Tanner congratulated 15 students on being selected to participate in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program.

The YES program is a fully-funded program that offers secondary school students the opportunity to spend one academic year in the United States. Recipients will live with host families, attend U.S. high schools, and participate in special enrichment activities that include community service, youth leadership training, a civics education program, and other activities that help them develop a comprehensive understanding of American culture and develop leadership skills.  Likewise, these students serve as cultural ambassadors for their home countries, representing their own rich heritage to their American host communities.