Ambassador Mamet Meets 2015 Youth Ambassadors

A group of students
Ambassador Mamet with the 2015 Youth Ambassadors (Photo: Dept. of State)

Ambassador Noah Mamet met with 15 Argentine Youth Ambassadors chosen by the Embassy who are travelling to the United States on March 20 to participate in the U.S. Department of State sponsored 2015 Youth Ambassadors Program.  The Ambassador congratulated the students and their mentors on being selected for this prestigious program.

The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to increase leadership skills and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. This is the ninth group of Youth Ambassadors, a U.S. Embassy in Argentina exchange program in collaboration with World Learning.  Participants were selected out of over 400 candidates from high schools throughout Argentina.  All have strong English and academic skills and have never travelled to the U.S. before. The students are actively involved in their communities and have demonstrated leadership potential.

While in Buenos Aires, the students had the opportunity to meet with Embassy officers and EducationUSA representatives, meet the NASA Administrator at the Planetarium, visit the Colon Theater, and receive presentations by NGO Junior Chamber International (JCI) and Microsoft staff.

The Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet with government officials, participate in cultural events and see historic sites in Washington, D.C. During their stay, students will also visit Charlotte, North Carolina and Kansas City, Missouri and stay with U.S. families.

Student participants are Rocío López Quero and Amparo Nieto from the city of Córdoba; Constantino Intilangelo from Bigand, Santa Fe; Selene Bonczok and Ernesto Cuculic from de city of Corrientes; Catalina Agudo from Juan Bautista Alberdi, Tucumán; Melanie Migel from San Antonio de Aldea, Entre Ríos; Francisco Szmandiuk from Oberá, Misiones; Resentera Ficcardi from Mendoza; Juan Garay from San Juan; Pilar De Pascuale from Mar de Plata, Buenos Aires; Matías D’Albo from Aldo Bonzi, Buenos Aires, and María Baez from Salta.  Their mentors are Luciana Bonomini from Quilmes, Buenos Aires, and Cristian Benitez from Villa Berthet, Chaco.