Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program

Meridian implements the U.S. Department of State’s Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP). This dynamic youth leadership program brings together students from across Africa with adult mentors for a three week U.S.-based training and cultural exchange. The program strengthens the students’ understanding of civic rights and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and the importance of community engagement. Also included in the PAYLP design is a series of workshops on social entrepreneurship and two weeks of living with American host families.

Addisu Hodes, Program Coordinator | (202) 292-2282 |
Dea Kollekowski, Program Associate | (202) 939-5598 |
Meg Clifford Poole, Program Officer, Director of Global Service Leaders | (202) 939-5895 |

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