Are you a young Latin American with a good idea? Check out this opportunity.

Young people smiling and posing for camera (Meridian)
Participants in the first YLAI program got entrepreneurship tips from experts across the United States. (Meridian)

Are you between 21 and 35 years old? Eager to put your ideas into action? The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) offers an opportunity to work with experts and network with like-minded leaders as you launch your enterprise.

YLAI is taking applications now for a four-week fellowship. In the fall of 2016, fellows will travel to the United States. They’ll receive individualized mentoring at some of America’s coolest start-ups and business incubators and receive expert advice on how to attract investment in their projects.

It’s a great opportunity for young Latin American business and social entrepreneurs to strengthen their professional skills, develop action plans and launch their ideas when they return home.

Fellows also will attend a three-day summit in Washington, where they will meet government, business and nonprofit organization leaders. And through the YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute, they will be able to receive more training in-person and online. Once training is completed, fellows will have access to additional professional opportunities, mentoring and alumni activities. They also will be eligible for small grants to fund startup or scaling activities.

The emphasis is on innovation and empowerment. If you have ideas and the motivation to turn them into reality, apply for the YLAI Professional Fellowship. The deadline is May 27, 2016. Apply now for a chance to learn from successful professionals as you become one yourself.