CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Center for Politics is now hosting about a dozen youth leaders from Bolivia and Peru.

It’s part of the Youth Ambassadors Program, featuring 13 youth and two educators from those countries.

According to a release, this program is operated by the center’s Global Perspectives on Democracy Program in partnership with World Learning. It’s also sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The ambassadors will be participating in several educational programs and activities focused on leadership development and civic engagement during their stay, such as a session on politics and government with UVA Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato.

Additionally, they will work on a service project with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwood.

On Tuesday, the ambassadors will be going through the UVA Poplar Ridge High Ropes Challenge Course, while they will meet with members of Brothers United to Cease the Killing on Friday.

Next week will be the event with Sabato, a visit to Monticello High School, and a cultural street performance on the Downtown Mall.

This is the 37th exchange group that has come to UVA through this program, working to foster dialogue between the United States and other countries.

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