Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Group 2016 FeaturedThe 2016 class of YLAI Fellows with various Notre Dame faculty and staff.


The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI),  program aims to empower business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights, and good governance in the hemisphere. 

Since the program’s establishment in 2016, the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, both a part of the new Keough School of Global Affairs, have partnered to facilitate the program at Notre Dame. The Keough School and Notre Dame's Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master's (ESTEEM) program offer additional support for the program. 


YLAI at Notre Dame Partners