Join an Student Enterprise Board
A cornerstone of the ALA experience is the Student Enterprise Program which sees ALA students running businesses or non-profit organizations for a full year, providing them with hands-on training in leadership, entrepreneurship and management and preparing them to pursue leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.
Partner with Africa Careers Network
Established in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Africa Careers Network (ACN) connects outstanding young talent from African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to career and internship opportunities across Africa.
Become a host family to graduates
Most of the young leaders from ALA decide to pursue university or gap year studies in either North America or Europe after graduating from the Academy. Graduate Hosts play an important role in this transition to life after ALA.
Join our Educator Program
The GSP Educator Program provides the opportunity for certified professional development in the emerging field of youth Entrepreneurial Leadership education. For educators, this program presents an opportunity to see a new model of learning within residential programs. Those who join us will become part of our BUILD certified educators, helping to create an unforgettable experience for students who join our Global Scholars Program.
Host an ALA event
As part of our lifelong engagement model, ALA supports our graduates attending university and working abroad through a variety of events throughout the year including conferences, regional reunions and supporter events. We are able to keep our ALA community connected with the help of our dedicated supporters, Graduate Host Families, and regional Chapters in the U.S.
Join our team
To achieve our mission of developing the next generation of African leaders, ALA has attracted a diverse “staffulty” (staff and faculty) of global change makers: world-class professionals who share our values and passion for Africa and her youth.
Nominate a young leader
Twenty percent of the young leaders at ALA are brought to our attention by community members who nominate them. You may know a young leader between the ages of 16-19 years who has shown leadership potential in your community.