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.
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