Cultivating the Emerging Leaders of ASEAN

Approximately 60 percent of the ASEAN population is under the age of 35. ASEAN has prioritized youth engagement under its SocioCultural Community Blueprint to encourage youth involvement and leadership in ways that contribute to personal development and benefit the ASEAN Community. Thus, the United States is investing tens of millions of dollars annually to help to cultivate emerging leaders and construct an ASEAN identity through youth engagement below: