• Applications Now Open for Class of 2017

    Our Class of 2016 has settled in and we are looking to recruit a new class of young leaders! We identify young people aged 15 – 18 (16-19 years old by September 2017) who have demonstrated high leadership potential and passion for creating change in their communities.

  • Become a Catalyst for Social Change

    Catalyst Term at African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a study-abroad experience developing catalysts of positive social change. Students also immerse themselves  in the social challenges of post-Apartheid South Africa and participate in all aspects of ALA Student Life.

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  • Explore Our Network

    For African Leadership Academy (ALA) alums, Bradley Opere (Kenya) and Goodman Lepota (South Africa), being part of ALA’s powerful network of young leaders has been tremendous in furthering their respective leadership aspirations. They embarked on a campaign that would make history seeing Bradley be inaugurated as the first African Student Body President at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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ALA students comprise the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa with the potential to drive transformative change on the Continent.

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ALA continuously engages with and supports its students in their transition to university, as they start careers, launch ventures, and pursue their goals beyond the Academy walls.

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Parents of ALA’s young leaders stay connected to Academy by attending its events on campus and across the Continent and receiving regular updates of their children’s progress.

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