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U.S. Embassy Jamaica: Announces the 2021 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program with EAB Entrepreneur Adrian Watson

December 28, 2020 12:00 PM | EAB (Administrator)

Kingston, Jamaica: The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2021 cohort from Jamaica for the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. This program will begin in January 2021 and close in April 2021, bringing together 263 young leaders from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for a virtual fellowship. This year we are pleased to announce that nine young leaders from Jamaica have been accepted out of over 2,300 applicants.

Jamaica’s cohort of YLAI Fellows are entrepreneurs from various sectors, their industries include agriculture, education, youth and community development, civic engagement, hospitality management, product development and distribution. Adrian Watson, CEO for Honai Beez Apiary, Audley Reid, CEO for R.A. Williams Distributors Ltd, Deleen Powell, Co-owner, Director, and Secretary for Newman Farms, Godiva Golding, Founder of STEAM House Network, Kimone Knight, Founder of Xensitive Care Ltd, Kimone Kerr, Chief Executive Officer for The Exuberant Overseas Placement Agency, Patrique Goodall, Founder of Likkle Tea, Randall Richards, Founder and Director, Mint Creative and Danielle Terrelonge, Founder of Hmgrwn & Co (not included in the group photo).  Read more


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