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The U.S. Mission to South Africa is accepting applications for the 2024 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP): Be a citizen or legal resident living in South Africa

The U.S. Mission to South Africa is accepting applications for the 2024 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP): Be a citizen or legal resident living in South Africa


WHO CAN APPLY? PAYLP is designed to provide secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore priority policy themes such as civic education, climate resiliency, conflict resolution, economic development, entrepreneurship, respect for diversity, women’s empowerment, and youth leadership development.


The U.S. Mission to South Africa is accepting applications for the 2024 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP): Be a citizen or legal resident living in South Africa

Program Description: The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) is a three-week exchange from  dates if known in the United States for high school students and adult mentors. The primary program  themes are civic education, community service, entrepreneurship, and youth leadership development.  Participants live with host families for the majority of the exchange and engage in leadership and civic  education workshops, community service activities, visits to local schools and community organizations,  project planning and development, and local cultural activities with American peers. Participants return  home with action plans to bring their exchange experience to their home communities in the form of a  wide range of community service projects.  

Eligibility requirements:  

✔ Be a citizen or legal resident living in South Africa (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship will not  be considered) 

✔ Be between 15 and 18 years old by [April 6,2024] and be able to attend at least one additional  semester of high school in their home community. 

✔ Have proficiency in English (Anglophone program) / French (Francophone program); ✔ Demonstrate good academic performance, an interest in community service and volunteer activities, leadership potential, good communication, and a positive attitude. 

✔ Work cooperatively in a team setting and appreciate the opinions of others. ✔ Have permission from parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to participate in the program. 

The U.S. Mission to South Africa encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Opportunities are  open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, socioeconomic status,  disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

DEADLINE: January 05th, 2024!


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