Formerly known as the Ambassador’s Youth Advisory Council, the U.S. Embassy Youth Council is a group of young Nepalese people between the age group of 18 to 27 representing various background, ethnicity, religion, profession and gender. The council was created by the Embassy of the United States of America to Nepal and was initiated in 2011 by former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Scott H. DeLisi.
The USYC was primarily established to inform the U.S. Embassy about the challenges young Nepalese face and what can be done to address them, and to encourage participation by council members in their communities and the larger civil society.
The USYC is funded by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. At the present, it is managed by We Inspire Nepal – an NGO that aims in strengthening people and society through innovative training, inspiring campaigns and policy level advocacies.
The U.S. Embassy Youth Council offers a platform for its members to directly engage & network with the U.S. Embassy, partner youth council members, and various stake holders of Nepal from diversified fields including Politics, Corporate, Sports, Bureaucracy, etc. Furthermore, the USYC provides an opportunity for its members to implement Civic Engagement Projects funded by the U.S. Embassy. The USYC Members are engaged in various activities including Community Service, Training of various kinds, and cultural activities.
Any Nepalese citizen that is residing in Nepal among the age group of 18 to 27 is eligible to apply.