We are looking forward to hosting 11 people from the Kyrgyz Republic from April 17 – 23 here in Jackson Hole. The delegation will attend the Teton County career fair at the Jackson Hole High School, we will have a joint luncheon with IC 21, host a panel discussion at the Jackson Hole Playhouse, and meet with the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Girls Actively Participating (GAP!), the Teton County Library’s Youth Programs, and the Teton Science School.
We hope to support the United States Department of State’s mission with this group:
Engaged citizens are the lifeblood of a healthy democracy, and the survival of democratic institutions requires a next generation that is enthusiastic about civic engagement. As a young democracy, the Kyrgyz Republic has a particular need for engaged youth leaders to maintain its vibrancy in the future. This project invites educators, activists, and politicians to explore how to support the development of young leaders and empower youth to take an active role in their society. It will involve visits to organizations that support civic engagement in the United States, meetings with U.S. youth activists, and discussions with educators and experts currently engaged in the field.
-Emphasize the importance of youth leaderships in all aspects of society
-Generate ways to cultivate leadership in Kyrgyz youth
-Determine how to get youth in the Kyrgyz Republic interested in civic engagement
-Foster creative partnerships between Kyrgyz non-profits, educational institutions, and government initiatives to support youth engagement
Please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting a volunteer dinner or meeting with our group!