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Caucasus Youth Leadership Program (CYLP) Youth Entrepreneurship Program 2017
Application Deadline (for adult mentor): Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Student program is by nomination only.

The United States Embassy Tbilisi is proud to announce the Youth Entrepreneurship Program for Azerbaijan and Georgia, the On-Demand Caucasus Youth Leadership Program 2017. 10 secondary school students and one mentor from Georgian will join 10 students from Azerbaijan to participate in in-country and U.S. based entrepreneurship trainings and workshops. The program will employ a highly interactive approach both in workshops and in a range of public and community settings. Through engagement in activities with U.S. high schools, community organizations, youth groups, and community leaders in each location, the student and adult participants study challenges facing the U.S. and Azerbaijan-Georgia cross-border region in the 21st century.

The program will be intensive, academic, and highly interactive. The program sponsors seek energetic visionaries from all diversity and disability groups who are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Student participation is on a nomination basis only. Students will be nominated by Officers from the State Department, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and select partner organizations.

The U.S. Embassy is seeking one adult mentor to accompany Georgian youth to the United States August 28- September 23. The mentor must be available for a Tbilisi-based pre departure orientation and entrepreneurship workshop August 21-23, and for additional activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.

Adults who may apply are those who:

  • Work in the field of youth entrepreneurship development in a professional or volunteer capacity,
  • Be eligible to travel to the United States,
  • Have strong English and Georgian skills.

Instructions for completing this application: Please fill out the application as completely as possible, in English. Use attached application form.

Completed application forms and questions about the program may be sent to Tbilisiexchanges@state.gov