What is the YYAS Alumni Network?

YYAS currently has an alumni network of over 1,000 students from all across Africa. We love to hear stories and updates from our alumni and share news of their initiatives and academic achievements on our social media pages. If you have an update that you would like to share, please let us know!


Many alumni submit personal reflections and photographs of their experience at the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Read our YYAS Blog for more insight into the student experience, as told by past participants!

What is an Alumni Ambassador?

After their time at YYAS, many participants take steps to become alumni ambassadors, either by writing a blog post, holding an information session, or making a short video, among other creative action items. We currently have a growing network of student alumni who share news of the YYAS program and encourage others to apply by sharing their own experience. Visit our Ambassador page for more information.