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2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
This month, we prepare to welcome 10 young entrepreneurs from 10 countries in Latin America & the Caribbean to the Presidential Precinct!

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) brings 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in the fall to collaborate with their counterparts in businesses and civil society organizations in 24 cities across the United States. Through this exchange program, Fellows advance their entrepreneurial ideas and build leadership skills to effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities.
YALI FELLOW SPOTLIGHTS
SEDRICK
N'GOTTA

Inspiring Young People in Use of Technology

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ABELLA
BATEYUNGA

Tackling Development Challenges in Tanzania

AHMED 
ADETOLA-KAZEEM

Seeking Unity and Legal Rights in a Divided Nigeria

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SUMMER STAFF YALI REFLECTION
"None of the Fellows pretended that their countries were perfect. Instead, they used their knowledge of those imperfections to help people and improve lives. And that's what we all need to do if we want a different future. As citizens we have the right  -and responsibility- to shape our country to reflect the values that are important to us."

Adrienne Wu reflects on her time as a Summer Staff Member with the Presidential Precinct during YALI 2017. 

WHAT WE'RE READING
James B. Murray, Jr. the Precinct's founder, shares an article that he hopes may be interesting or thought provoking for the Precinct's constituencies. In particular we hope to attract the attention of young leaders from around the world who may look to the Precinct for an unbiased, non-judgmental window into current thinking on democracy, the rule of law and best political practices. We will post each article on the Precinct Network in the spirit of stimulating dialogue and critical thinking.



How to Revive Central America
By: Mary Anastasia O'Grady

"Guatemala ranks 88th out of 190  countries world-wide for ease of running an enterprise, but in key categories  that make up the index it performs much worse."
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