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Azerbaijani Youth Environmental Program

Country: USA
Category: Community Development Programs


The Azerbaijani Youth Environmental Program (AYEP) is an exchange program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baku. 

AYEP aims to provide Azerbaijani youth with the opportunity to examine environmental sustainability, leadership development, and community engagement through a 12 day exchange in the United States. AYEP will provide participants with hands-on learning, interactive group and peer-to-peer activities, site visits, and community service experience highlighting community involvement to develop their leadership abilities. Through the AYEP program, participants consider how individual, community, corporate, and global practices can better contribute to the health and sustainability of our world.

The goals of AYEP are to: develop participant understanding of community engagement as practiced in the U.S.; build critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills; improve understanding of social, environmental, and economic components of environmental sustainability; and foster cross-cultural communication and understanding between U.S. and Azerbaijani citizens.

AYEP is scheduled to take place in Massachusetts and Vermont in the summer of 2021.


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