Yale Young African Scholars program extended for another five years

General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018Source: africanscholars.yale.eduYale Young African Scholars program extended for another five yearsplay videoProfessor Peter Salovey, President of Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut — Yale University and the Higherlife Foundation are pleased to announce a commitment to extend the Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) for another five years, made possible through the continuing generosity of Zimbabwean-born philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa. Building on the success of Yale’s initial three-year partnership with the Higherlife Foundation, this next phase will see an even greater and sustained commitment by the Higherlife Foundation to further YYAS’s goal of training and mentoring the next generation of African high school student leaders. Thanks to this support, over the next five years YYAS will continue offering a free academic and enrichment program that helps high-achieving, low-income African youth prepare themselves for college and university. “I am so thankful for the visionary support that Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa provide through the Higherlife Foundation to make the Yale Young African Scholars Program possible,” said Yale University President Professor Peter Salovey. A signature program of the Yale Africa Initiative, YYAS is modeled on and administered by the Yale Young Global Scholars program.


March 14, 2018 06:00 UTC

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