Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership
The Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Program (I-US-YLP) offers high school students a practical, hands-on experience in environmental action planning and leadership development. This two-way exchange will focus on community activism to address local and regional environmental issues in the U.S. and Indonesia. I-US-YLP highlights young people as our future leaders and as valuable contributors to their communities.
This program has three exciting phases in the United States and in Indonesia: “Global Friendships in America”, ”Indonesian Immersion” and “Speaking up for the Planet”. Students will visit and learn about each other’s countries, live with local families, participate in leadership training, and design and implement environmental improvement projects in their schools and communities. Download Program Description (PDF)
Participants are diverse and promising youth from U.S. and Indonesia.
Selection of US Participants
Legacy reaches out to its vast networks across the US and receives applications. A selection panel reviews applications and selects semi-finlaists for intreviews. Please go to the apply section to learn more.
Selection of Indonesian Youth
Indonesian students who participate in Legacy International’s programs are specially recruited by our partner in Indonesia, the Center for Civic Education Indonesia (CCEI) in Jakarta. Each year, a limited number of positions are available for full scholarship. Legacy, CCEI, and the U.S. Embassy choose particular schools in 2-3 cities in different regions of Indonesia from which students can apply for the scholarships. The regions and schools change each year, but only students at the selected schools can apply for the scholarship position. If a student from another school or region has independent funding, or if another funding organization or foundation wishes to sponsor additional students from any region, they should contact CCEI in Indonesia.
Watch Michelle’s amazing video documentary, part of her return home project (2013) to promote greater cultural and environmental awareness in the St. Charles area amongst teens and young adults.
Read about Christo’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” project, a trash management program with separation bins plus workshops on how to make saleable products from recycled materials.
Follow the adventures of U.S. participants as they travel around Indonesia. They are excited and are blogging about their amazing experiences in the IULX 2012 Blog.
Watch slideshow of 2011 Indonesian-U.S Youth Leadership Exchange events
Sponsor and Partner
The I-US-YLP initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and implemented in partnership with the Center for Civic Education Indonesia (CCEI). Legacy and CCEI have partnered successfully for nine years on multiple ECA-funded projects:
Center for Civic Education Indonesia is an Indonesian NGO working to improve the quality of instruction, methods and access to civic education throughout Indonesia. Formerly an international office of the US organization Center for Civic Education based in Calabasas, California, CCEI began to operate independently in 2007. Currently CCEI has active projects in 22 of the 33 Indonesian provinces, which has resulted in the instruction of over 300,000 students.