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YALI Summit 2014 is still running swimmingly, but did you know YALI has held annual summits since 2010?

Precious Zimba, YALI Exchange Alumna, is the founder founder of Girls Development Initiative and spoke at this self Organized TEDx.

Listen to her story here.

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Chambered Nautilus

Photo by Kenneth Renk (Long Beach, CA, USA); Long Beach, CA, USA

Excited for the 2014 YALI Summit? So are we! Check out this live stream of President Obama’s Town Hall at 11:30 EST!

Here’s a photo of last year’s YALI Summit!  Will you be watching this year?

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The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

statedept:

The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

Love to analyze behavior? Coursera’s largest MOOC class is back by popular demand just for you! If you’ve ever wondered about human behavior, check out this introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision making and group behavior.

Our YALI Washington Fellows have been hitting the books at various universities across the US. Before their arrival, these young professionals decided on a certain specialty: Business & Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management. Hopefully our #YALI leaders will go on after their adventure here and shape these industries in Africa in a positive way.

This article from Forbes discusses “The Future of Entrepreneurship & Business,” predictions are made about what the business world will look like in 2046!

Which of these predictions seems the most plausible to you?

This weekend is a perfect time to play a game of lacrosse!  The sport of Native American origin is widely popular across the United States.

Lacrosse is played using a small rubber ball - the lacrosse stick, with a mesh net at the top, is used to shoot the ball into the opposing team’s goal.  It may sound easy, but balancing the ball in the stick and making it down the field against tough defenders is no small task!  Did you ever play or watch lacrosse on your exchange?

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Sunday’s here! For a lot of American families, Sundays include being outside and spending quality family time. Barbeque is a weekend favorite, especially in the southern states.Southeastern states take great pride in how they cook their barbeque. Different meats, sauces, and even coca-cola are whipped up to make a delicious meal for the whole family! (Don’t even get us started on how many sides there are to choose from!) Which flavor is your favorite?
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Sunday’s here! For a lot of American families, Sundays include being outside and spending quality family time. Barbeque is a weekend favorite, especially in the southern states.

Southeastern states take great pride in how they cook their barbeque. Different meats, sauces, and even coca-cola are whipped up to make a delicious meal for the whole family! (Don’t even get us started on how many sides there are to choose from!) 

Which flavor is your favorite?

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It’s a weekend in the summertime, and many Americans will be buying some peanuts and Cracker Jacks at baseball games! The United States’ national pastime has something for everyone - from exciting home runs to great ballpark snacks and catching up with friends in the stands. Batter up! Which American baseball team is your favorite?

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