Washington, DC - Today, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) - the State Department's flagship leadership program in Southeast Asia - will celebrate its fourth anniversary. To mark the occasion, emerging leaders in all ASEAN member countries will implement community service projects, December 1-10, throughout their local, national, and regional communities. This dynamic campaign, collectively known as YOUnified, will bring leaders together with U.S. diplomatic missions for 10 days of high-impact projects.

The State Department will also participate in YOUnified through three community service events in Washington D.C. from December 4-8.

In one of the events, an American alumnus of a State Department exchange program in Southeast Asia will visit students at the Theodore Roosevelt High School Global Studies Campus to conduct educational outreach. The alumnus will speak about the impact of exchanges and opportunities for American students to participate in State Department exchange programs.

State Department personnel will also volunteer at two local organizations - the D.C. Central Kitchen and N Street Village.