The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) is a four-week virtual exchange for high school students and adult mentors.
The program will bring participants together virtually for live synchronous sessions two days a week. Participants will complete asynchronous content as well as activities independently in between synchronous sessions. Assistance with internet access and devices required to participate in the program is available.
Theme for PAYLP 2022
The primary program themes are:
civic education community service entrepreneurship youth leadership development What’s Included in the Program Participants will directly engage with U.S. host communities to take part in leadership and civic education workshops Also, visit U.S. community organizations Explore project planning and development In addition, participate in cultural and community-building activities Eligibility requirements for Student Applicants: Be a citizen or legal resident living in Namibia (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship will not be considered) Be between 15 and 18 years old on the start date of the exchange Also, have proficiency in English Demonstrate good academic performance, an interest in community service and volunteer activities, leadership potential, good communication, and a positive attitude Work cooperatively in a team setting and appreciate the opinions of others In addition, have permission from parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to participate in the program Eligibility requirements Adult Mentor Applicants: Be a citizen or legal resident living in Namibia (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship are not eligible for PAYLP) Be teachers, trainers, and/or community leaders who work with youth and have a demonstrated interest in assisting youth to become productive and responsible members of society Also, have proficiency in English Demonstrate positive leadership and service, and exhibit a high level of open-mindedness, flexibility, and interpersonal skills In addition, work cooperatively in a team setting and appreciate the opinions of others Willing to take on the dual role of mentor as well as an exchange participant Moreover, committed to the continued mentorship of the youth participants for follow-on activities Sample Application forms PAYLP Youth/Student Application Form PAYLP Adult Mentor Application Form