ACPC Youth Conference 2005

                Since 1994, the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC) has been sponsoring the Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) in Washington, D.C. for students of Polish background, ages 17 - 26, who are interested in civic and political activism.

The week long conference, will be held this year from June 19 - 25.

It is an up close and intensive opportunity for 20 to 25 young Polish Americans, chosen from all over the U.S., to explore the political processes and interact with national and international leaders in the realms of foreign policy, business, science, education, journalism, culture, Polish American and east-central European affairs.

Program  Description
Report of a past participant
Requirements: Applicants must be:
  • of Polish descent (through at least one grandparent)
  • high school senior or college/university student in 2005
  • not over 26 years of age.

The ACPC Youth Leadership Conference registration fee is $350. Housing at George Washington University and one meal per day, along with most other conference expenses are generously made possible by the American Council for Polish Culture. (Transportation to and from Washington, D.C., as well as each student's optional expenses are up to the individual and/or local supporting ACPC affiliate, Polish club or student organization, etc.)

The application form is available from the website (PDF format) or contacting the Youth Leadership Conference director (address and e-mail given below).

The following must be received by the YLC Chair by May 13, 2005 :

  1. completed and signed application form
  2. release form, signed by parent/guardian for participants under the age of 21 (see below)
  3. student's resume
  4. two (2) letters of recommendation
  5. check for $350 payable to ACPC-YLC

In the event of non-acceptance or cancellation, all fees will be refunded.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail.
application form (PDF) space
release form for participants under the age of 21 (PDF)
release form for participants 21 or over (PDF)
list of affiliates and supporting organizations

Thaddeus & Irena Mirecki, Conference Chairs
4041 41st Street
McLean, VA 22101

Revised 2005.05.04 by TM