How Americans Are Nominated

American delegates are nominated by political leaders and ACYPL alumni to participate in our global exchanges based on their current political and professional positions and potential for future leadership.

ACYPL accepts online and written nominations throughout the year from members of Congress, governors, political party leaders, ACYPL alumni, and members of the ACYPL Corporate Partnership Program. We want to know what special background, interests, qualities, and professional and personal experiences make the nominee an outstanding potential ACYPL delegate.  Successful nominations are young elected leaders and political and policy professionals who currently hold positions of responsibility and demonstrate future leadership.  Each nomination is valid for 2 years from the date of submission.

ACYPL Manager of Outreach + Engagement issues paperwork to all ranked nominees requesting availability, geographic areas of interest, and a short personal statement outlining how an ACYPL experience might benefit the nominee professionally and personally.

Individuals who wish to be considered for ACYPL exchanges MUST complete and return the nomination acceptance paperwork.

International Delegates
ACYPL works with a host of partners and embassies around the world to nominate international leaders for our programs. Please be in touch with your local American embassy for opportunities that may interest you.
ACYPL American Nominees are…

  • Between 25-40 years of age
  • Local or state elected office holders or political party, policy making, corporate or labor advocacy, grassroots organizing professionals
  • Demonstrated leaders with future potential