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Yale student instructor Elizabeth Olatunji (YC '20) shows YYAS students how to access online university applications. Photo credit Dagan Rossini.
August 17, 2018
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS), a flagship program of the Yale Africa Initiative, held sessions with in Kigali, Rwanda July 29-Aug. 7, and in Accra, Ghana Aug. 11-20....
March 13, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut — Yale University and the Higherlife Foundation are pleased to announce a commitment to extend the Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) for...
February 1, 2018
When Yale President Peter Salovey announced the Yale Africa Initiative in 2013, he inspired several Yale students from the continent to work toward achieving his goal of “...
YYAS participants are African secondary students from all across the continent who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership potential, and a strong interest to pursue post-secondary education. Photo credit to Dagan Rossini, YYAS Fellow.
October 10, 2017
The application for the 2018 Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program is now available! Entering its fifth year, this intensive program brings together African secondary...
YYAS 2017 participants in Zimbabwe
October 6, 2017
The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program completed its 2017 session offering academic opportunities to secondary school students this past July and August in three...
Ghana, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe host this year's programs
June 27, 2017
On July 29, the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program kicks off its series of three sessions in Accra, Ghana; Kigali, Rwanda; and Harare, Zimbabwe. YYAS is a high-...
February 22, 2017
YYAS aims to identify, train, and mentor Africa’s next generation of leaders. It offers opportunities for high school students on the continent to pursue higher...

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