YALIServes

YALIServes works to build upon the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela worked tirelessly to strengthen his community, his country, and Africa as a whole. In honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday each year, YALIServes encourages all members of the YALI Network to volunteer during the week of International Nelson Mandela Day – July 18.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not be able to safely volunteer in-person, but we can still Serve Africa Together. 

YALIServes this year will be dedicated to resiliency and how we can all continue to grow as individuals, community members, and business leaders, even in the face of great difficulty. Together, we will still honor International Nelson Mandela Day this year with the YALIServes Digital Day of Action.

By joining YALIServes 2020, you are joining together with young leaders across all of Africa who are still willing to inspire, volunteer, and lead in their digital communities. With stronger skills as an individual, a community member, and a business leader, you’ll stand resiliently during this difficult time as we Serve Africa Together.

Take the Courses

With the courses below, you’ll learn more about how you can build your skills as an individual and a servant leader. 

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Download the Business Analysis Workbook

There are many factors that can disrupt and directly affect your business, organization, or enterprise, and the businesses in your community. The YALIServes Business Analysis Workbook will help you identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) surrounding your business, understand the challenges you might come to expect, and know how best to prepare for them with a strategic plan and contingency options to sustain and strengthen your business.


Digital Day of Action

This year, in honor of International Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, we’re inviting you to join us for the YALIServes Digital Day of Action! The Digital Day of Action will be a day for young leaders across all of Africa, to join together and serve their digital communities. Your digital service can be anything from leading a Virtual YALILearns session to virtually mentoring others. How you serve is up to you! While we may not be able to serve in-person this year, we can still Serve Africa Together. 

Virtual YALILearns Sessions

For more information on how to facilitate a Virtual YALILearns session, download the Toolkit and Infographic below.

YALILearns Virtual Session Toolkit

How To Virtual YALILearns Infographic 

Servant Leadership - The Deciding Difference

You can lead a Virtual YALILearns session on the course, "Servant Leadership - The Deciding Difference," by using the Toolkit above and the course Facilitation Guide listed below.

Download the Facilitation Guide 

Téléchargez le guide de facilitation 

Faça o download do Guia de Facilitação

Strategies for Personal Growth and Development

You can lead a Virtual YALILearns session on the course, "Strategies for Personal Growth and Development," by using the Toolkit above and the course Facilitation Guide listed below.

Download the Facilitation Guide 

Téléchargez le guide de facilitation

Faça o download do Guia de Facilitação


Share YALIServes

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Click this link to download the printable file: https://staticyali.state.gov/uploads/2019/05/DownloadServesShirt.pdf

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Read More About YALIServes

Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about the importance of community service on the YALI Network Blog.

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