Washington, DC - July 26 -August 1, 2008
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is seeking a select group of young men and women who consider themselves leaders for tomorrow and who are interested in U.S.-Ukraine relations.
Youth Leadership Program 2008 will give U.S. students Washington experience to the public policy process appreciating the components of the process, discussion with players, developing important leadership skills and understanding how to take a more active role.
Students will develop an increased awareness of Ukraine in the global perspective and will learn the
importance of the Ukrainian-American community in U.S.-Ukraine relations. By meeting professionals in
government and non-profit sectors, students will better understand the various Washington career
choices available to them.
The Foundation will organize a full schedule of meetings with government and non-government officials
in Washington, DC. Within the context of U.S.-Ukraine affairs, students will understand the role and impact
of these individuals, their organizations and their constituencies. Participants will also learn leadership skills at seminars conducted by educators and motivational speakers.
Participants will have the chance to see many of the capital’s beautiful landmarks and sights. During non-program time, students will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the favorite evening activities in DC.
With the exception of an application fee of $150 (refundable if not accepted to the program), the Youth
Leadership Program is free to participating students. Program costs (for program activities and transport)
and lodging are free. Some group meals will also be without cost. Participants are responsible for
covering their travel to and from Washington, meals, personal spending money and non-program activities.
It is anticipated that 10-16 students will be selected for this program.
Applying for the Youth Leadership Program 2008
While the program is intended for U.S. students in college or graduate school, consideration will be
given to Ukrainian students as well. Ideal ages are 19-25, approximately.
Applications can be downloaded below:
http://usukraine. org./ylp08. shtml
Mail your application to:
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Attn: Youth Leadership Program
1701 K Street, N.W. Suite 903
Washington, DC 20006
Applications can also be emailed to:
For questions, contact Ulyana Panchishin via email at
Applications must be received by Friday, June 6, 2008