• High School/Grades 9-12

Culturingua’s Alliance of Young World Actionists is a seven-week virtual exchange for public high school students in Libya and San Antonio, U.S. Students learn how improvements in the WIN Network’s Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being framework can prevent clinical health problems, determine a challenge that exists in a particular community today, and create a plan of action for change in that community.


Groups work in small teams to build critical 21st century global competency skills, better understand local and global health challenges, and brainstorm a solution or initiative of their own. Participants present their ideas for how to improve one of the Well-Being in the Nation Network’s Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being (food, humane housing, and other properties that we all need all the time to reach our full potential) to local leaders during a culminating event celebrating and recognizing students’ learning achievements. Participants build and improve social justice learning outcomes, which include investigating the world beyond their immediate environment; recognizing their own and others’ perspectives; engaging in open, appropriate, and effective interactions across cultures; and translating their ideas into appropriate action to improve conditions.

Program Details

Number of Participants


U.S. States and Territories Reached
  • Texas
Countries and Territories Reached
  • Libya
Length of Exchange

Seven weeks (four hours/week)

Alliance of Young World Actionists (AYWA) is implemented by Culturingua and is supported by the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (JCSVEI). JCSVEI is a U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program administered by the Aspen Institute.