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Yale in Africa: Highlighting the Yale Young African Scholars program

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS), a flagship program of the Yale Africa Initiative now celebrating its fifth anniversary, is a week-long course designed to introduce high school students to the concept of a liberal arts education in the United States and to the process of applying for admission and financial aid.

Yaa Oparebea Ampofo ’16, Mentorship Coordinator for YYAS, Program Manager Laura Kaub, and student instructor/mentors Jemimah Orevaoghene ’19 and Jacob Fender ’18 discuss the program, how it began, what it means to them, and how much it’s achieved in just five years. 

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Part of the In Focus Collection: Yale and Africa: Empowering through partnership