Applications Open for YLAI Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. YLAI applications are now being accepted at . Applications deadline is February 25, 2021.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YLAI will bring 280 promising leaders from Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean this year to the United States to expand their leadership and entrepreneurial skills and network through skills-building workshops and opportunities to learn from and exchange with U.S. counterparts. The program will take place from October 11 to November 19, 2021. Please note that if safe travel is not possible at the time of the YLAI Fellowship, this program will be conducted virtually.

This program is open to young entrepreneurs 25-35 years of age, with a demonstrated track record of successfully growing their own business or social venture for at least two (2) years and is a current resident and citizen of Guyana.

The YLAI Fellowship Program is part of the U.S. continued commitment to the prosperity of Guyana and the region. The YLAI Fellowship Program supports and connects young entrepreneurs across the Western Hemisphere to take on leadership roles that benefit their communities and strengthen their economies.

To date, eleven young Guyanese entrepreneurs have participated in the YLAI Professional Fellows Program.