Vincentian among young entrepreneurs participating in US Government-Sponsored Program
Karen De Freitas from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is among 13 young entrepreneurs from the Eastern Caribbean who travelled to the United States last week to take part in a four-week United States government program.
The other participants are: Shawn Maille from Antigua and Barbuda; Christina Hunte, Corey Jackman and Phillip Kellman from Barbados; Lien Philogene-Norville from Dominica; Michael Thomas from Grenada; Shane Browne and Janeel Boone from St. Kitts and Nevis; and Nyus Alfred, Johanan Dujon, Laurah John and Chadia Mathurin from St. Lucia.
The US Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program will run from September 20 until October 23.
The 13 entrepreneurs joined their Caribbean and Latin American counterparts with the goal of expanding their leadership and entrepreneurial experience through fellowships at businesses and civil society organizations across the United States. YLAI Fellows will build networks and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures.
YLAI empowers entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to economic development in their communities.