For the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program 2023, applications are now being accepted. Applying is as follows:
October 1, 2022 is the deadline for applications.
The Pan-African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), funded by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and carried out by Meridian International Center, involves participants from over 38 African nations in a training program for cultural exchange and US-based civic engagement.
The Pan-African Youth Leadership Program provides an exceptional program to bring together the greatest PAYLP alumni and mentors from all cohorts and nations. The goal of the PAYLP All-Stars program is to give gifted, diligent, and highly driven PAYLP graduates the chance to spend three weeks in the US participating in an intensive training and leadership development program between February and March 2023.
A brief orientation conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where participants are welcomed and given a rundown of the program, is followed by a two-week community leadership program in one of three US locations. Participants will receive leadership training, networking and volunteer opportunities, and cultural experiences throughout this phase of the program.
Participants will present their community action plans at the program’s concluding discussion in Washington, DC. Participants will have the chance to apply for funds to carry out their community action plan at the program’s conclusion. The following abilities will be emphasized by this year’s PAYLP All-Stars:
- Leadership Training
- Skills in negotiation and communication
- Building peace and resolving disputes
- Community involvement
ELIGIBILITY PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
- Be a former youth participant or adult mentor from any in-person or online PAYLP cohort from 2013 to 2022.
- By February 18, 2023, the program’s commencement date, participants must be at least 18 years old.
- Be a citizen of one of the following nations: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria,
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service and extracurricular activities; demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities in his or her university or community;
- Be an adult who is capable, autonomous, self-assured, tolerant, open-minded, and inquisitive;
- You must be a citizen of one of the following nations to qualify: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, N
- demonstrate a dedication to extracurricular activities and community service; exhibit outstanding leadership characteristics in their university or community;
- Be a mature, accountable, independent, self-assured, open-minded, tolerant, considerate, and curious person;
PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TIMELINE:
WHAT: A three-week exchange program for advanced leadership in the United States
February through March 2023
Alumni of the PAYLP
September 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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