Summer 2011 KPP Youth Ambassadors Selected!

Lauren Bernsten, from Partners of the Americas had the following to say
about this year’s Kansas YA Program:

Applications  for this year’s Youth Ambassadors were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of organizations we collaborate with here in DC;  the committee consisted of Partners staff and representatives from 2 non-profits, KaBOOM! ( and Youth Service America ( The committee selected finalists who were then asked to participate in a telephone interview.excellent applicants, but only 40 spaces.represent their community and their country in a very positive and 

This was a highly selective and challenging process as they did have many excellent applicants.
The 4 students from Kansas will be:
For travel to Antigua:

Wilhelm Sieck: Goodland High School

For travel to Paraguay:

Casey Spangler:Shawnee Heights High School

Chandler Williams: Newton High School

Anna Balmilero: Lawrence High School

The program will take place between July 19 and August 16, 2011.

Lauren A. Berntsen

Program Officer, Youth Exchanges

Coordinadora de Programas, Intercambios Juveniles

Partners of the Americas

1424 K St., NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005


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