The group of about 25 student leaders will visit some of San Antonio’s finer institutions including the AT&T Center, home of the 5-time NBA Champion Spurs, St. Philip’s College, Rackspace and Geekdom. The students will also be able to enjoy themselves while touring the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio. Also included in their itinerary will be a visit to media and marketing firm The MightyGroup co-founded by Shokare Nakpodia, an African entrepreneur and leader himself. The MightyGroup’s community work includes EastPoint and DreamWeek.
President Obama’s signature effort to invest in the next generation of African entrepreneurs, educators, activists, and innovators. Nearly one in three Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. The White House launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
YALI Network is managed by the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S. Department of State.