The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) selected Yoon '20 to participate in the newly created Youth Diplomats program. Junho is one of 31 Maryland high school juniors and seniors to be selected.
The new program for Maryland high school juniors and seniors helps students who are interested in building leadership and cross-cultural communication skills take their first steps towards becoming global citizens through a series of workshops, meetings with professionals and volunteer opportunities.
The Youth Diplomats Program includes eight workshops, held one Saturday a month, beginning January 25 through August 15, 2020. This educational opportunity was designed for students who are curious about the world, open to diverse perspectives, committed to making an impact locally and globally and are advocates for human rights, equality, and peace. The program also incorporates components such as a group trip to Washington, D.C.; a meeting with the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program; and a hosted dinner with international families.
Eddie Resende, co-CEO of the World Trade Center Institute said, “The program is designed to increase the younger generation’s appreciation for some of today's most pressing global issues in international affairs and business. We hope their experiences in our program inspire them to become global citizens and pursue careers in some of the program's featured topics.”