Welcome to the YLS Program with Ukraine!

Youth Leadership through Sport (YLS) is a set of international exchange programs funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)/Sports Diplomacy Division. YLS is designed to foster greater cross-cultural understanding by providing youth athletes and their coaches with sport and cultural opportunities to learn about leadership, teamwork, mentorship, healthy living, and self-discipline in a multicultural setting.

The second YLS program was organized by PH International and their partner Coaches Across Continents. This program brought together youth and their coaches from Ukraine and the United States. The U.S-based portion of the program took place in March of 2019, with 25 Ukrainian basketball/streetball players and coaches visiting Massachusetts and Maine. The Ukraine-based portion of the program took place in July of 2019, with 25 American players and coaches visiting three different cities in Ukraine: Kyiv, Poltava, and Kharkiv. 

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