Young Diplomats of Utah


Young Diplomats of Utah_Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

Youth ages 14 -20 - Young Diplomats of Utah (YDoU) is a certification program that will empower you to grow as a globally engaged citizen by enhancing your cultural awareness, developing your leadership skills, and connecting to your community through volunteerism and service!  Over one year, you will self-track your participation points, and at the end of the program, you will receive a certification used to help advance your school or job resumes. Most importantly, you will experience the world and its cultures while developing the necessary skill to make a positive change right in your backyard.

By becoming a Young Diplomat of Utah, you will:

1. Gain an understanding of how we are a global community.

2. Create a sense of belonging to common humanity.

3. Build a more peaceful and sustainable world.

For questions regarding the Young Diplomats of Utah program, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801.832.3275. 

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Young Diplomats of Utah_Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

Youth ages 14 -20 - Young Diplomats of Utah (YDoU) is a certification program that will empower you to grow as a globally engaged citizen by enhancing your cultural awareness, developing your leadership skills, and connecting to your community through volunteerism and service!  Over one year, you will self-track your participation points, and at the end of the program, you will receive a certification used to help advance your school or job resumes. Most importantly, you will experience the world and its cultures while developing the necessary skill to make a positive change right in your backyard.

By becoming a Young Diplomat of Utah, you will:

1. Gain an understanding of how we are a global community.

2. Create a sense of belonging to common humanity.

3. Build a more peaceful and sustainable world.

For questions regarding the Young Diplomats of Utah program, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801.832.3275. 

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#YDoU

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How To Earn Points

It's simple! Just earn 200 points in 12 months. Need to complete a volunteer project for a class? Need to attend a festival for an afterschool project? You can earn points for these activities as well!

Earn your points from picking from the following activities:

Attend a UCCD YDoU Workshops hosted four times a year (10 points each)

Become a member of the YDoU Advisory Council (50 points total)

Service Project & Story Presentation (50 Points - Required)

20 Hours of Volunteerism (40 point total)

Cultural Experience (10 points each)
Attend a cultural festival or community celebration
Visit a cultural restaurant, food truck, or food festival 

Attend a UCCD Events (10 points each)

Form a team & participate in WorldQuest (50 points total)

Refer a Friend (20 points for each friend who registers as a Young Diplomat & actively participates)

Share Your Story (2 points each)
Use social media to share your experience! Make sure to use #YDoU and #UtahDiplomacy

Make sure to contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask if another cultural activity will earn points!

Meet our Young Diplomats

 

Thomas Whitford

           Thomas Whitford, 10th 

 Maddie Franklin 

               Maddie Franklin, 9th  

 Sarah Shigley 

               Sarah Shigley, 9th 

 Nathan Schaffer 

             Nathan Schaffer, 10th 

Hannah Shigley 

             Hannah Shigley, 9th

David Mitchell 

               Davis Mitchell, 10th 

Noradin Yarow 

             Noradin Yarow, 10th 

Andie Madsen 

               Andie Madsen, 11th 

Raja Bella Hicks

           Raja Bella Hicks, 11th

Joseph Whitworth

          Joseph Whitworth, 11th 

Abdul Ali

                   Abdul Ali, 9th 

Gray Jackson

                 Gray Jackson, 12th

Abdikalik Hashi

              Abdikalik Hashi, 9th

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                Bridget Raymundo, 9th

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Corinna Healey, 9th

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Salar Ahmed, 11th

 

 

Friends & Family Policy

Event Open to the Public

As a Young Diplomat of Utah, we want you to feel comfortable bringing friends and family to events that you choose to participate in. In fact, we have a point incentive for referrals to our program. Friends who attend public events with a Young Diplomat of Utah can actively participate in two events before UCCD requires them to be fully registered with the program. The good news is, if they register, we will give them retroactive points for their participation.

If friends choose not to register as a Young Diplomat of Utah and still want to attend public events, we ask that the friends do not distract the Young Diplomats group and especially his/her friend.

Young Diplomats Official Events

Due to liability issues, friends, parents, and siblings of Young Diplomats are not allowed to attend, unless all criteria is met:

  • The event is open to other participants outside of the Young Diplomat groups;
  • The parent/legal guardian and friend pay any costs associated with the event;
  • The friend will need to sign a liability and media release waiver;
  • The friend is between the ages of 14-20.

Please note that events, where UCCD provides transportation, will also require a parent or guardian accompany the friend, and all costs associated with the event must be paid prior to the event.