Yale Young African Scholars

17 Jun 2016
Rebecca Zeigler Mano

Started in 2014, the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

YYAS 2016 participants with lecturer in Rwanda

YYAS 2016 participants with lecturer in Rwanda

YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this free, seven-day, residential program and helps prepare them for the demanding application process of attending university in the United States. YYAS is an official program of Yale University in proud partnership with the Higher Life Foundation.

Regional programs take place in Ghana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe in August in partnership with local organizations Ahaspora, Imbuto Foundation and Education Matters.