Teach Africa Summit at U.S. Department of State Brings Together Student Leaders From Across the US

More than 300 high school student leaders from across the U. S. will meet with ambassadors, policymakers, and professionals during the Teach Africa Leadership Summit at the State Department on Thursday, June 3, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for a day-long Africa immersion, leadership program.

The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and the U.S. Department of State are partnering for this U.S. Agency for International Development funded Teach Africa Leadership Summit. Additional sponsors for the initiative to educate and inspire young Americans who have distinguished themselves as student leaders are Humanity United, MARS, Inc., and Chevron.

Students will converse with their counterparts in Liberia, South Africa, and Cameroon through interactive Digital Video Conferences. During afternoon workshops, experts will lead discussions on topics focused on Africa, including: leadership, conflict resolution, women, science and technology, media and U.S. foreign policy. The distinguished guests who will speak to the students include: