We believe educated, empowered, and community driven young people are the best vehicles for social change. To solve many of the problems Africa faces, the continent needs talented young people with formidable character, ethics, leadership skills, and a deep passion for their communities.


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1. University Leadership Program

In many communities in Africa, brilliant young students are thriving in high school and excited about their future. Unfortunately, without a pathway to university, their hard work and achievement is often squandered.

Our university leadership program couples a social impact loan with leadership training, professional development opportunities, 200 hours of community service, and a supportive family of friends.

2. Accelerate Academy Entrepreneurship Fellowship

The future of the African continent relies on young leaders to start the businesses that will employ and empower the continent.

The Accelerate Academy recruits and trains the best young entrepreneurs in East Africa and prepares them to thrive as business leaders.

3. American Internships for African Students

Some of our our brightest African graduates have the opportunity to travel to the United States for three month professional internships with American companies.

To date, we’ve placed interns at Amazon’s Lab 126, Allion USA, Delap CPA, TMT Development, The Portland Timbers, and Aspen Heights.

4. Women’s Empowerment Program

The education and empowerment of women is the secret weapon to fighting poverty. Today, young women in Africa are poised to lead the continent to a new era of peace and prosperity.

Through access to university, leadership trainings and entrepreneurship opportunities, we empower Africa’s brightest young women to lead their countries.

5. Hope Starts Here Refugee Initiative

In dozens of camps all over Rwanda, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled their homelands due to civil war. The Hope Starts Here program invests in East African refugees from the DR Congo and Burundi giving them an opportunity for education, entrepreneurship, and empowerment.