Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)


For the second year in a row, Kansas City was home to ten young professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean from October 7-November 5. These individuals were part of a larger 250 professional Fellows program for young entrepreneurs. They participated in leadership and entrepreneurial Fellowships at businesses and civil society organizations across the U.S. This program, the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), is a U.S. Department of State initiative. Each mutually beneficial fellowship placement strengthens ties throughout the region and contributes to a new entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Americas.