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20/05/2014: Last Call for Applicants to the 2014 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program in the Philippines

The public is reminded that the deadline for submission of applications to the 2014 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines will fall on May 25, 2014.

The search for the third batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans was announced last March 2 by Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.  These chosen individuals will take part in an immersive program in the Philippines from July 24 to 28, where they will meet and dialogue with the highest officials and policymakers in the Philippines, leaders of industry, legislators, media, artists and cultural experts, entrepreneurs (both traditional and social), as well as innovators in different fields.  They will also join the 9thAmbassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT), a flagship tourism project of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the US, which will be held from July 28 to 31.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • No younger than 18 years old or no older than 40 years old by July 15, 2014;
  • Ready and capable of undertaking travel to the Philippines by that date (i.e. have a valid passport for international travel);
  • Have potential or demonstrated leadership skills within their school, community, workplace or other area of involvement; and,
  • Have potential or demonstrated involvement in the Filipino American community, or in issues and/or activities that align with the interests and issues of the Filipino American community or the Philippines.

In partnership with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), this year’s  FYLPro hopes to continue to attract more young Filipino American leaders who will be among the movers and shakers among the emerging generation of Filipino Americans. Much of the participants’ expenses, including airfare, accommodations, local transportation and meals, will be shouldered by program sponsors.

The FYLPro application form may be downloaded from the link below or on the website of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, www.philippineembassy-usa.org. The names of the chosen delegates will be announced on the website of the Embassy on June 2, 2014.

2014 FYLPro Application Form