Young Leaders of the Americas


Despite Hurricane Matthew, eight young Jamaicans are now in the United States to participate in the Young Leaders of the Americas program. The program is meant to link young leaders around the world.

From the Observer:

According to the US Government, the initiative “will help address the opportunity gap for youth, especially women, by empowering entrepreneurs and civil society leaders with the training, tools, networks and resources they need to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights and good governance in the hemisphere”.

I had the pleasure of working with one young leader, Latoya West-Blackwood, and watching another perform- Steppa. These are people the world needs. Good luck!

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