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Three Bahamians named for Inaugural Class of President Obama's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Sep 2, 2016 - 6:01:49 PM

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Left to right: Ashleigh Rolle, Louby Georges, and Tanya McFall

Embassy Statement: "US Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three Fellows selected to represent The Bahamas as being among the First Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative which is supported by President Obama.

We extend congratulations to Louby Georges and Tanya McFall of New Providence, Bahamas, and Ashleigh Rolle of Grand Bahama."

August 29th White House announcement:  Today, the White House is proud to announce the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The inaugural YLAI class brings 250 promising young business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America to invest in and accelerate the work of young leaders who are making their communities and countries more prosperous and secure.

Participants will travel to the United States for a five-week program that will strengthen their leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills and provide networking opportunities with U.S. entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors; diaspora communities; and amongst each other to increase connectivity throughout the hemisphere.  YLAI, one of four programs within the Young Leaders Initiatives, is a part of President Obama’s commitment to empower young people around the world and ensure they have the tools, skills, and networks to tackle our shared global challenges.


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