Name) was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), an exchange program for youth sponsored by the United States government and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The goal of the program is to promote mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and Poland, as students learn more about the U.S. and teach Americans about Poland. The program meets the Mission’s goal of Poles understanding and valuing the broad scope of the U.S.-Poland relationship, including the people-to-people ties at the foundation of the U.S.-Poland alliance. (Name) was selected, after a rigorous selection process, to be one of approximately 43 participants from nearly 3000 applications and represents the best and brightest of Polish youth. As a future leader, he/she will influence Polish society on the importance of maintaining close ties with the United States.