May 1, 2018

What is the Emerging Young Leaders Award?


The Emerging Young Leaders Award honors international youth who have shown the tenacity and courage to create positive social change. The awardees come from different backgrounds, yet they all understand that young people must engage in the debates and current events which will shape their future. The awardees travel to the U.S. for an intensive exchange program specially tailored to strengthen their knowledge, abilities, and networks. Whether they’re working to promote social justice, freedom of expression, or entrepreneurship these young leaders are generating the kind of transformation the world needs now! Congratulations to the Emerging Young Leaders! The U.S. Department of State looks forward to seeing the change you make in the world!