Youth Diplomats - Albrecht Fellowships

Youth Diplomats YOUTH
Helping high school students take their first step
on the path to becoming global citizens

What is the Youth Diplomats Program?

Each year, the World Trade Center Institute’s (WTCI) eight-month Youth Diplomats Program helps a group of 30 students take their first steps towards becoming global citizens. One Saturday a month they meet to explore topics in global affairs and diplomacy. Along the way, they build their leadership and cross-cultural communication skills through interactions with professionals across WTCI’s extensive business network and international visitors from across the world. Through a series of workshops, volunteer opportunities, and professional meetings, they will become better prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace.

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Youth Diplomats

Key Benefits

  • Receive 25 service-learning hours
  • Increase your cultural competency
  • Connect with network of Youth Diplomats from around the country
  • Show colleges you have an understanding of global cultures and world issues

Program Components

  • Eight Saturday meetings from January to August
  • International home hospitality dinners with International families
  • Volunteer day
  • Academic reflection / creative project

2022 Program Schedule

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the 2022 schedule for Youth Diplomats has been modified and some components have been changed

January 29, 2022

Introduction to Diplomacy

February 26, 2022

Public Speaking and Communication in a Cross-Cultural Context

March 26, 2022

Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

April 30, 2022

Refugee Migration & Reintegration

May 21, 2022

Global Sustainability

June 4, 2022

International Day of Service

July 23, 2022

Leveraging Technology as a Catalyst for Change

August 13, 2022

Graduation Ceremony

Application Process

Applications are due by Friday, December 10th. This program is for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the greater Baltimore area who are:

  • Curious about the world and open to diverse perspectives
  • Committed to making an impact locally and globally
  • Advocates for equality, human rights, and peace

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The Youth Diplomats Program is part of the Albrecht Fellowships, a series of programs designed to help students become the next generation of global leaders. Through these programs students discover global opportunities that they never knew existed as they prepare to make their mark on the world.