Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) is a youth leadership development initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that focuses on strengthening linkages across the Pacific and the United States. YPL Programs help to harness the extraordinary potential of young people in the region to address critical challenges and expand opportunities related to the core YPL pillars: Education, Environment and Resource Management, Civic Leadership, and Economic and Social Development.
YPL Programs are open to emerging leaders, ages 25-35, from Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii.
Cultural Vistas is currently administering the following Young Pacific Leaders programs in partnership with the U.S. Department of State:
- YPL Conference
- YPL Small Grants Program
- YPL Regional Workshops
More information on current YPL Programs can be found in the navigation tabs above. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This interactive map showcases the different YPL initiatives and projects across the Pacific Region.
YPL NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Leaders Selected – 2022 Young Pacific Leaders Civic Leadership Workshop in Sydney, Australia | 1 September 2022
Applications Now Open for the Young Pacific Leaders TechCamp for Climate Action Workshop | July 8, 2022
Call for Applications: Young Pacific Leaders Civic Leadership Workshop | May 18, 2022
Join the Virtual Young Pacific Leaders Project Showcase | February 3, 2022
Launch of TechCamp Young Pacific Leaders for Climate Action in 2022 | October 28, 2021
U.S. Department of State Announces 2021 Young Pacific Leaders Small Grant Recipients | 31 August 2021
Rescheduled 2020 Young Pacific Leaders Conference | 10 March 2021
2020 Young Pacific Leaders Conference Delegates Accepted | 31 October 2020
U.S. State Department Announces 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients | 21 June 2019
Nearly 50 Delegates Selected for the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference | 8 February 2019
2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients Announced | 25 April 2018
About Cultural Vistas
Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. It develops international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Every year, Cultural Vistas’ 30-plus unique exchange programs empower thousands of individuals and organizations in the United States and more than 135 countries to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.
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