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The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers entrepreneurs and innovative leaders to strengthen their capacities and contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. In Fall 2017, 250 YLAI Professional Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean will pursue fellowships at businesses and civil society organizations across the United States. Through the YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute and the individualized Fellowships, YLAI Fellows will accelerate their commercial and social ventures’ success and develop specific action plans to carry out upon return to their home countries. YLAI Fellows will build networks, linkages and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures.

WorldBoston was selected by the State Department to participate in the program and will bring 10 Fellows to Boston.

The Boston Fellows come from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana and Peru.

If you’d like to get involved or hear more about the YLAI program, please contact Sarah Sibley or Jenna Bergquist.

Read about the YLAI program here:


From time to time, WorldBoston accepts additional special projects on a fee-for-service basis from credible institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. If you are interested in more information on fee-for-service programs, please contact Mary Yntema at .