Yenna Chastine Deliman, an incoming Grade 10 student at USC North Campus, is one of twenty-five high school students and five educators from Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, who qualified to travel to the United States for an intensive and highly interactive program – the 2013 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) – to be held in Hawaii and Washington, DC from 5 to 26 April 2013. She is one of the five student delegates chosen from the Philippines.
The 2013 SEAYLP theme, Leading Green: Shaping Sustainable Schools and Communities, aims to foster civic leadership and environmental stewardship among the youth. The Asian students will work alongside their American counterparts to develop leadership skills, civic concepts and environmentally sustainable practices as well as develop skills for responsible and active participation in a democracy. Leading Green will culminate as each student creates his own Green Action Plan to carry out in his respective school or community in his home country. The plans will be shared with a worldwide audience via the project weblog.
Leading Green is an international youth exchange sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State as part of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP and administered by the East-West Center.
Source: USC Library System’s American Corner
22 April 2013