A Letter to St. Lucians
A Letter to St. Lucians

PRESS RELEASE: A Blessed good day to you.

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program aims to empower Latin American and Caribbean business and social entrepreneurs to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic and social development.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Meridian International Center, the initiative will bring 250 young business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the U.S. in September and October 2018 for a five-week fellowship which will include an opening program; an individualized Fellowship program with counterpart companies or organizations throughout the U.S.; and a closing forum in Washington, D.C. Participants will benefit from interaction with entrepreneurship experts, participation in skill building workshops, and ongoing support through networking, mentorship, and investment opportunities.

This fully-funded fellowship is open to entrepreneurs between the ages of 25 and 35 with at least two years of experience as an entrepreneur in their own business or social venture as well as citizenship and residency in one of the eligible countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

We were hoping that you would be able to share information about the program with your network and individuals who might be interested in applying. The application is available at https://ylai.state.gov and is open through March 4.

As one of your 2018 YLAI Recruitment Ambassadors, and as the creator of the Entrepreneurship Readiness Program, I will be hosting a series of Recruiting Events over the next few weeks leading up to March 4th. Please pay special attention to my Facebook page for updates on these recruitment events; https://www.facebook.com/2018YLAIRecruitmentAmbassador/. The first of which will be live on Facebook on Wednesday February 14th 2018 from 11 am to 12 noon. The topic will be; “The Application Process For St. Lucians Preparing for The YLAI Program”. If you have any questions related to this topic, please tune in. If you will not be able to make it to the live Facebook event, please send your message via my page and I will respond during the event as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Michelle N. Samuel

Founder & President, SLUDTERA