“My YLAI 2016 experience” by Quamme Joseph, YLAI Alum from Grenada

Quamme Dominique, YLAI Alumn 2016 Cohort

Quamme Joseph is the Founder of Blue Bay International Inc in Grenada. He is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, a presidential initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. YLAI focuses on strengthening their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities.

 

 

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“I have a dream” by Jonathan Castro, YLAI Fellow from Venezuela

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Jonathan Castro, YLAI Fellow from Venezuela

 

Jonathan Castro is the Founder of La Cuadra Universitaria in Venezuela. He is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas nitiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, a presidential initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. YLAI is focused on strengthening their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities.


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From the Other Side of Exchanges

Ever since I joined Meridian as an Atlas Corps Fellow, I have told everyone how excited I am to work on exchanges instead of being a participant in them. It has only been a little over two months and I have already worked on two consecutive exchanges- Emerging Leaders of Pakistan and Community Engagement: Art for Social Change.

After being a part of different exchanges and international programs, and after working on the aforementioned exchange programs, I have four tips for everyone who is going to be a part of an exchange program at some point in their life:

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