Mentors make a tremendous difference in the lives of African Leadership Academy students. They are role models, confidants, and advisors who help students think about their university and career aspirations and recognize the impact that they can make on the African continent. Like the ALA student body, ALA mentors have diverse backgrounds and interests. They are men and women who share the Academy values and are agents of positive change on the continent. ALA  mentors include leading business professionals, NGO leaders, and civil servants from across the continent.