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    My name is Alayna O’Keefe and I am the current Youth and Education Intern with Phoenix Sister cities. Thank you for your continued support of Phoenix Sister Cities’ Youth Ambassador Exchange Program! Our Preview Night went well and we are excited to select our 2020 Youth Ambassadors. But there is still time to apply! Applications for the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program are currently open and close Friday, January 10.


    High school sophomores and juniors are invited to apply to the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program where they can spend a year serving as an ambassador. As ambassadors, students will spend two to three weeks abroad in June living with international counterparts. In July, the international counterparts will travel to Phoenix to spend three weeks living with the Youth Ambassador and their family. Participating in the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program, students become part of a global community, learn about different cultures, and develop leadership skills.


    Would you please continue to share this opportunity with your sophomore and junior students? If you would like a member of our team to come to your school or classroom to give a presentation before winter break, please email me back or contact our Program Coordinator at April.cavaletto@phoenix.gov. We are also happy to speak with any students individually that are interested in the program.


    More information regarding the application and program is available at phoenixsistercities.org/youth-ambassador.


    If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me!




    Alayna O’Keefe

    Assistant to Youth and Education Program

    Phoenix Sister Cities

    200 W Washington St., 19th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003