Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program

 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. YLAI, a fully funded U.S. Department of State exchange program, that empowers entrepreneurs to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. Our application for the 2023 cohort opens on Wednesday, October 27th  at 5:00 pm (EST) and the deadline is December 1st, 2021 at 11:00 am (EST). 


  • A YLAI Alumni Recruitment Packet – your one-stop-shop for getting involved with the YLAI 2023 recruitment and selection process.
  • A YLAI Application FAQ document including responses to commonly asked questions about the application.
  • Social media graphics can be found here: General Graphics – Story Graphics.  These graphics are editable, so feel free to make any country specific or language changes and use our hashtag #YLAI2023! Sample social media post language: Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Apply for the #YLAI2023 Fellowship to connect with business leaders in the U.S. Apply at!
  • Program flyer – ready to email or print out to share with your networks 

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