Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 24, 2012


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will welcome 45 Brazilian Youth Ambassadors to the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m.

The Youth Ambassadors Program, created in Brazil in 2002, is a three-week exchange program that focuses on civic education, leadership, and community service for youth, ages 15-18. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which has expanded to 25 countries across the Americas. The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in coordination with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

This event is open to the press.

Pre-set time for cameras is 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers is 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). Please allow 15 minutes to process through security.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Darla Jordan
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
(202) 531-5678
WHAPress@State.Gov

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2012/113