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Youth Leaders Interact With President Obama At Historic UWI Town Hall Meeting

Youth Leaders Interact With President Obama At Historic UWI Town Hall Meeting

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Some 350 young leaders from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean attended an historic Town Hall meeting with President of the United States Barack Obama held at The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona Campus on Thursday, 
April 9, 2015.
President Obama used the opportunity to launch the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. The YLAI will provide 250 fellowships each year to enable participants from the United States and the region to develop joint business and civil society initiatives. He later invited questions from the floor, noting that young people will shape the future of our countries, region, and the planet, and it was important to hear their views.
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