If you know of any outstanding high-school students across the continent, this looks like a great opportunity to help prepare them for the US university admission and financial aid processes. Please forward it on to them. Deadline is the 31st of January 2017.
See excerpt from the email below
In 2016 YYAS brought 300 of Africa’s most talented high school students to programs in Rwanda, Ghana and Zimbabwe where they engaged in the sorts of robust intellectual exchanges that are crucial to understanding Africa’s most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities. With participants from over 20 countries across the continent, the students also gained exposure to the ideas and perspectives of a very diverse group of peers and took part in leadership skills development activities. Critically, however, the main focus of the YYAS program is to introduce the participants to U.S. universities’ admission and financial aid processes. Workshops led by Yale students as well as university admission representatives equipped YYAS participants with a thorough understanding of these processes, and we also offered standardized test preparation sessions plus ongoing mentorship that will see each student through his or her university application cycle.
I am very proud to be joining this exciting program and for the opportunity to help YYAS further its reach and scale across the continent. And I’m thrilled to announce that the 2017 YYAS program application is open! I hope you will share our promotional materials (see attachments) with secondary school students or organizations that work with secondary school students in Africa. Moreover, we do anticipate that many of our program’s alumni will apply to your university or programs in the near future. Please watch out for YYAS on their applications! We are certain that the academic standing and caliber of our alumni will make them excellent members of your community and hope that you will see YYAS as a stepping stone to great success in their university studies.