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Julia Goldsby

Introducing FAWCO's first Youth Ambassador - Around the FAWCO World in 365 Days!

During 2014-15, Julia Meloy Goldsby, represented FAWCO Youth in a pilot program as a FAWCO Youth Ambassador. She assisted with volunteer programs, and encouraged sons and daughters of FAWCO members to get more involved in FAWCO's exciting opportunities for young people. FAWCO clubs hosting the Youth Ambassador benefitted from...

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The FAWCO Youth Program was launched in 2013 at the Biennial Conference in Bern with the mission to promote cultural understanding and raise awareness of global issues in our youth and help them develop into responsible and caring global citizens.

Youth Development is a priority at the UN. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon declared that...


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The Cultural Volunteers module of FAWCO's Youth Program is designed to foster cultural awareness and volunteerism among FAWCO youths. FAWCO teens aged 15 - 18 will be hosted by FAWCO families for a week, and will experience a new culture while volunteering with local charities, working side-by-side with local teens. As part of the program, the participants will create a video about their experiences, and write individual essays reflecting on what they learn. Participants will be able to receive community service credits required by their International Baccalaureate program. 

Here are just a few excerpts from reflections by our Youth Cultural Volunteers in 2013 and 2014:  

"I made new friends in the UAE --- Emirati teens, who helped us learn more about their culture. Believe me, we may dress differently and practice different religions, but teenagers around the world are pretty much the same --- we're all goofy, curious, and hoping our generation can improve life for all of us."

"In the end, what matters is that you have raised your personal awareness of poverty. And maybe it would have inspired you by then to grab the initiative and take part in a bigger project."

"It was nice to be able to go outside the tourist destinations and contribute to the lives of others who may not have the same luxuries as we do back in our own countries."

"[It was] a wonderful group of people. . . These friendships will last a lifetime. . . I am proud of what I feel I have accomplished with the group, and look forward to hearing about FAWCO Youth’s continued development."

The pilot Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Dubai in July 2013, hosted by AWA Dubai.

The 2014 Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Shanghai in July 2014, hosted by AWC Shanghai. 

The 2015 Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Mumbai in August 2015, hosted by AWC Mumbai.
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Click to see videos prepared by the Youth Cultural Volunteers for Dubai 2013Shanghai 2014 and Mumbai 2015.


FAWCO Youth Ambassador

The FAWCO Youth Ambassador program is for teens taking a gap year between high school and college. High school graduates often spend a year exploring the world, discovering themselves along the way. The FAWCO global family is in a unique position to support members’ children in this endeavor. The FYA program offers our young adults a chance to experience new cultures, learn about the world, and do hands-on volunteer work while contributing to our member clubs.  For more information, contact .

Click here to follow FAWCO's first Youth Ambassador, Julia Goldsby, on her trip Around the FAWCO World in 365 Days, including links to her video blog.

FYA EA Julia Goldsby

Past FAWCO Education Awards recipients Thaddeus Jahn (left) and Alex Barton (right) with current FAWCO Youth Ambassador, Julia Goldsby, Shanghai, 2014.


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