• Xiomara Díaz

Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program is now open!

The U.S. Department of State and IREX have announced the launch of the application for the 2020 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program!


YLAI, a fully funded six-week exchange program, is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada to improve their leadership and entrepreneurial skills through hands-on experience, online coursework, and face-to-face training.


YLAI offers a unique opportunity to join a network of business leaders across the Americas. This year they are hoping to recruit and select a diverse group of 280 job-creating entrepreneurs from across the Western Hemisphere.  


Some key dates to keep in mind:


· August 14 – YLAI 2020 Application went live!


· August 22 – September 11 – Apply to be on the 2020 YLAI Selection Committee!

Click here to learn more and apply: 2020 YLAI Selection Committee Application

*In appreciation for their time and energy, readers will receive an honorarium of $100 once they have completed all assigned applications.


· September 18 – Application closes at 11:00 AM EDT!


· September 20 – October 9 – Selection Committee members read and score applications. 


· November 13 – November 27 – Selection Committee members view and score recorded semi-finalists interviews.


For more information & application here!




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