Our Young Leaders

ALA identifies the most promising 15-19 year-old leaders on the continent and brings them together for a two-year pre-university program. At the Academy, these students engage in hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial experiences, and each student must develop a culminating project: either an entrepreneurial business or an innovative social venture that serves as a platform for their future leadership development.

A selection of our young leaders from each class, and their achievements, can be seen here.

Many of our young leaders write about their experiences. Both our bloggers and opiniion pieces by these men and women can be seen here.

There are also profiles of some of our amazing Gap Year students and Global Scholar Program participants.