Fort Worth Youth International

Explore international cultures without leaving Fort Worth!

officersUnder the umbrella organization of Fort Worth Sister Cities, local youth are invited to join this international awareness organization that provides area middle and high school youth the opportunity to develop international leadership skills and acquire a unique appreciation of other cultures. Students meet during the school year in specially planned activities that focus on global awareness.

Fort Worth youth (6th-12th grade) meet and learn about the cultures and customs of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities, work together to host events for visiting international youth and guests, and develop leadership skills in an educational environment that is fun and relevant to strengthening global awareness. Fort Worth Youth International (FYI) also promotes local and international community service projects and raises scholarship money for Fort Worth students to participate in official exchanges to our sister cities.


Check out the 2015-2016 Fort Worth Youth International Calendar

FYI Youth Executive Board 2016-2017

President Harry Thomas
Vice President Samuel DeRobertis
Secretary Alexandra Galloway, Fort Worth Country Day
Public Relations Officer Zoe DeRobertis
Public Relations Deputy Meredith Thomas
Community Outreach/Membership Officer Nate Wallace
Community Outreach/Membership Deputy Valeria Gomez
Fundraising Officer Campbell Robinson
Fundraising Deputy Matthew Aufiero
Cultural Orientations Officer Madeline Hale
Cultural Orientations Deputy Rachel Rattan

At Large Members

Kalkidan Alemu
Sarah Alexander
Matthew Aufiero
Juan Cervantes
Orion Driscoll
Claire-Lise Greve
Tabitha Kaiser
Imani Kayembe
Jack Henry
Campbell Robinson
Alexander Roemer
Lauren Titsworth

Youth Advisor

Rachel Jenkins, University of Texas at Arlington

Who is eligible?

Students from 6th to 12th grade with…

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience with and desire to participate in community service/volunteerism activities
  • Established academic accomplishment
  • Ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Interest in international culture

What is the Benefit?

  • Leadership skills from representing the City of Fort Worth and the United States
  • Opportunity to travel to one of Fort Worth’s sister cities as a Fort Worth Youth Ambassador
  • Citizen diplomacy skills from sharing our Texas culture and interacting with local and international officials
  • Opportunity to serve as a FYI officer gaining leadership and communication skills
  • Experience in global volunteerism from assisting visitors in community service projects
  • Appreciation of other cultures fromhosting students in your home
  • New friendships, expanding the potential for peace in the future