Experiences at the Yale Young African Scholars Program

Valentine and other scholars at the YYAS take part in an activity. Photo Credit: YYAS

In August, we sent 4 scholars from MaryHill Girls High School and the Kenya High School for the Yale Young African Scholars that was held in Ghana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

They joined other participants from around the continent for a one-week training program on a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impact as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

The young scholars were selected for portraying leadership in their lives as individuals and community leaders.

The YALE program has elevated the Akili Dada scholars to a higher level especially due to the multi-cultural space provided. They have brought knowledge, perspective and opinions combined with a high level of confidence to the space.