Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Deliver Remarks to Canadian Youth Ambassadors

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 5, 2015


U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom will deliver remarks to Canadian Youth Ambassadors on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the Delegates Lounge at the U.S. Department of State.

Fifteen Canadian Youth Ambassadors are participating this year in a three-week exchange focusing on civic education, youth leadership development, and social inclusion. The group includes First Nation, Inuit, and Métis youths, and represents the geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of Canada. The Youth Ambassadors Program, established in 2002 at U.S. Embassy Brasilia, brings together outstanding young people between the ages of 15 and 18 from throughout the Americas to participate in enrichment programs focused on promoting cultural understanding, increasing leadership skills, and preparing youth for making a lasting difference in their communities.

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom’s remarks are open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

PRESS CONTACTS:
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Whapress@state.gov
(202) 647-0842

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 or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.