Young Leaders Initiative Program



The Young Leaders Initiative Program was established in 2018 by the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR) to provide interested and talented students with an exceptional learning experience in Washington, D.C.  The program entails meetings with diplomatic personnel, discussion of pivotal issues, participation in simulations, dinner with a foreign ambassador, and other opportunities.  In addition, ACFR hopes to invigorate a lasting interest in foreign relations building upon the relationships that the student participants will establish while in Washington, D.C. and afterwards.  The program takes place in June of each year.  The dates this year are May 31-June 2, 2023. Details on the scheduled itinerary, cost, and other details will be provided as they become available. For more information click on the following link: acfryoungleaders


The Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations (SLCFR), a member committee of the AFCR, will help defray the cost of the program for two selected students by providing scholarships of $1500/student covering the registration fee and the approximate cost of round trip Salt Lake-Washington D.C. area coach airfare.  The $1050 registration fee includes the cost of hotel, most meals and local D.C. transportation during the program. Selection of the recipients will be based upon the their application, an essay, and reference letters.  College or graduate students of good academic standing with an interest in foreign affairs are encouraged to apply. A link to the application form is shown below. Click on the link. From there you should be able to open and print the form. If you get lost, you can find it in your Download File. The completed application packet should be submitted by 5 pm on March 27, 2023 to Woody Spruance, 1862 E Kalina Way Apt 105, Sandy, UT 84092. Or send by email to . Contact Woody by email or by phone (801) 232-2237 with any questions. 


If you wish to support our Commitee and the new Young Leaders Initiative,  you may send a check payable to "Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations" to David Deisley, SLCFR Treasurer, 1273 Tomahawk Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.



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