Deadline: November 29, 2020

Applications for the Algerian Youth Leadership Program 2021 are now open. The Algerian Youth Leadership Program is a leadership development opportunity for Algerian and American youth, ages 15-17. This cultural and academic exchange takes place every June and July in Reno, Nevada and Washington, DC.

The program employs a highly interactive approach both in workshops and in a range of public and community settings. Through engagement in the activities, youth and adult participants will better understand civic participation and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, and the role that social enterprises play in a community. The program is highly academic. One of the goals of the program is to provide participants with the skills to complete a required post-program service project in their local communities.


  • This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Youth who are eligible to apply must:

  • Be a legal citizen of Algeria.
  • Be 15, 16 or 17 years old on June 11, 2021.
  • Have at least one year of high school remaining after the program.  If you are selected as a semifinalist, you will be required to submit an original high school transcript and a school certificate to verify that you have at least one year of high school remaining.
  • Have demonstrated English skills, sufficient for understanding academic discussion and everyday social interactions.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in their schools and/or communities.
  • Have interest in the program themes of social entrepreneurship, leadership and project development and would like to participate in academic classes and do work to develop in these areas.
  • Have permission from their parent(s) or legal guardian to participate in the entire program.
  • Not have a familial relation to the Northern Nevada International Center, their Algerian partner Action Bénévole pour la Citoyenneté & le Développement, or the U.S. Department of State.

Adults who are eligible to apply must:

  • Be legal citizens of Algeria.
  • Work actively mentoring youth in their professional or volunteer activities.
  • Be community leaders.
  • Have excellent English.
  • Be committed to working with the Youth Leadership Program participants after their return from the United States to assist in the implementation of community projects.
  • Have travel experience outside of their home state or province (international travel experience is not required-program staff will travel with you to the U.S.).
  • Be committed to the goals and ideals of the program, including civic leadership, diversity and fostering regional and global interactions.
  • Not be employed by and/or do not have a familial relation to the Northern Nevada International Center, their Algerian partner Action Bénévole pour la Citoyenneté & le Développementor the U.S. Department of State.


For more information, visit AYLP.

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