Andre Pitts, YLAI Fellow 2017

Using Social Entrepreneurship to Create Change in Belizean Communities

I’m Andre Pitts, a 26-year-old Belizean. As a developing nation, Belize has its fair share of challenges: an unstable economy, high crime rate, and high unemployment as well as underemployment. One of the biggest challenges is the inability of parents to pay for their children’s education and associated expenses. In the village that I live … Read More »

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative: The 2018 Fellows by the numbers

Meet the 2018 YLAI Professionals Fellows

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner, Meridian International Center, are proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work." -Steve Jobs

Advice from YLAI Network entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you may have made a few mistakes in getting started. We all do. But you learned.

We asked YLAI Network entrepreneurs what advice they wish they had when they got started, so we can learn together.