Call for Applications for Students and Mentors

2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program

Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018

The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting applications for the 2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PYALP).

This U.S. Department of State-funded program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore key themes such as conflict resolution, economic development, entrepreneurship, civic education, youth leadership, women’s rights, and respect for diversity.  Through three-week, intensive exchanges in the United States, participants will engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training in conflict resolution, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and homestays with local American families.  A key component of the program requires participants to develop follow-on community-based projects in their home communities to effect positive change after their return home.

Approximately 150 youth and adult participants will travel to the United States in two separate, mixed-country delegations in the spring and summer of 2018.  Mauritian participants will attend the spring exchange program (in English) scheduled from April 7-28, 2019. The exchanges will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States.

Click here for the call for applications, here for the application form for the students and here for the application form for the mentors.