The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers innovative leaders to build their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and contribute to social and economic development in their communities.
For one month, YLAI participants referred to as “Professional Fellows” meet with like-minded companies, work alongside and are mentored by a local professional counterpart, and develop specific action plans to carry out upon return to their home countries. YLAI Professional Fellows build networks, linkages, and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures.
In October 2017, UCCD worked with ten YLAI Professional Fellows from various Latin America and Caribbean countries by connecting them with host businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide a mentorship. Additionally, the Professional Fellows met once a week for workshops focused on key aspects of entrepreneurial activity and skills needed for success.
Throughout the next week we invite you to join us as we introduce this year’s ten Professional Fellows and give insight to their cultural and professional experiences in Utah.