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Give back to your community, learn more about topics you care about, and find new ways to be involved with the YALI Network.

 

What can you do for your community? For your education? For your peers in the YALI Network? Learn about all the actions you can take to be involved with YALI, such as organizing volunteer events or YALILearns sessions, pledging as part of a YALI Network campaign, or applying to YALI program opportunities.

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If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and help mentor other young leaders, everything you need to plan a #YALILearns event is here.

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Next Steps for your Application

Did you apply to become a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and are wondering what happens next? Are you looking for resources for the next stages of the application process? Click the button below for more information and tips.

 

Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub for expert advice and resources to help you advance your career, start a business, network to get ahead, and prepare for your journey to success.  Get application advice for Regional Leadership Centers and the Mandela Washington Fellowship from participants and alumni.

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Serve your community with YALIServes!

YALIServes is back and we’re celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela! Each year, the UN marks Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, by asking individuals to make a difference in their communities. The YALI Network honors this day through YALIServes by encouraging you to inspire, volunteer, and lead events in your communities between Mandela Day, July 18, and International Youth Day, August 12.

Get Involved: 2018 Calendar

The calendar is your tool for planning how you’ll participate and engage with YALI Network members around upcoming initiatives, content, and resources. Use the calendar to plan for social media activity, #YALILearns events, screenings, calls to action, and educational opportunities for yourself and your community. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and new information.

January: #YALICares

Join YALICares from December 2017 - February 2018: Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

Also in January: 
January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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February: #YALICares

Join YALICares from December 2017 - February 2018: Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

Also in February: 
Black History Month

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March: #Africa4Her

Some people call it “empowering” women and girls. We call it “investing.” This March, join #Africa4Her and press for progress.

Also in March: 
March 8th: International Women’s Day
March 20th: French Language Day

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April: YALIChecks

Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust. Learn how to increase your awareness of media literacy and become critical thinkers before sharing information. YALIChecks coming soon. 

Also in April:
April 2nd: International Fact Checking Day
April 7th: World Health Day
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 25th: World Malaria Day

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May: YALIChecks

Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust. Learn how to increase your awareness of media literacy and become critical thinkers before sharing information. YALIChecks coming soon. 

Also in May:
May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

 

June: YALIServes

Focusing on the importance of volunteerism, community service, and servant leadership as a key aspect of leadership development. Learn more about YALIServes in June and July.

Also in June:
June 5th: World Environment Day
June 8th: World Oceans Day

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July: YALIServes

Focusing on the importance of volunteerism, community service, and servant leadership as a key aspect of leadership development. Learn more about YALIServes in June and July.

Also in July:
July 18th: Nelson Mandela International Day

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August: YALI Professionals Campaign

Expert advice and resources to help you advance your career, start a business, network to get ahead, and prepare for your journey to success. Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub in August and September to prepare for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Application.

Also in August:
August 12th: International Youth Day
August 19th: World Humanitarian Day

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September - December: coming soon

Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub in August and September to prepare for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Application. More information for 2018 coming soon.

Get engaged with more YALI Network Initiatives:

YALIServes 2018

#YALIServes highlights and encourages the positive role volunteerism plays in benefiting communities.

YALIVotes

#YALIVotes encourages civic participation through elections and social responsibility.

YALIUnites For Transparency

#YALIUnites highlights ways that individuals can identify and eliminate corruption.

YALIStands4All

#YALIStands4All encourages the protection of human rights.

YALIGoesGreen

#YALIGoesGreen addresses challenges and highlights innovation related to energy and environmental challenges.

Africa4Her 2018

#Africa4Her drives positive action around the challenges women face.

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