AFS Youth Empowerment Project
For secondary school students aged 14-17
Develop intercultural competence through Learn, Practice and Connect
Funded by the Richard Charles Lee Charitable Foundation and AFS Intercultural Exchanges
At AFS, we define Intercultural Learning as a study and application of knowledge about different cultures, their differences and similarities. And we define Global Citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They take an active role in their community and work with others to create a more just and peaceful world.
The AFS Youth Empowerment Project will start with an event where students will learn basic intercultural knowledge, followed by programs and competitions to build personal values and skills, then move on to exchange programs to practice their interpersonal relations building skills in new cultures, to raise their intercultural sensitivity, enhance their global issues awareness and equip themselves with a positive outlook on life and a commitment to society.
Goals / Impacts
The goals and impacts of the Project are:
– To build on the assets of young people through intercultural knowledge/participation, experiences & positive connections
– To develop young people’s sense of self-worth & identity
– To empower them to make decisions and plan for their future
– To empower them to become global citizens
– Secondary school students in Hong Kong, aged from 14 to 17
– Exceptional entries are considered on case by case
Benefits to students
Through the programs and activities in this Project, students will raise their intercultural sensitivity, enhance their global issues awareness and equip themselves with a positive outlook on life and a commitment to society. They will be empowered to become global citizens in the long run.
Students will also have the chance to win scholarships to go on one-year exchange programs or to attend the AFS Youth Assembly in New York City’