African Leadership Academy Diploma Program 2021
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Summary: The African Leadership Academy invites young African leaders between the age of 16-19 to apply to their two years pre-university diploma program on Entrepreneurial leadership and African Studies to enjoy benefits such as enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.
Details: The Academy’s highly selective Two Year Pre-University Diploma Program is geared at young leaders aged 16-19 from across Africa who have the potential to catalyze positive change on the continent. During their time at ALA, students complete a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels.
ALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Africa, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service. After graduating, ALA continues to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives, in university and beyond, by providing on-going leadership training, supporting their growth through access to internships and careers and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.
ALA seeks to enroll young people aged 15 to 18 based on the criteria below:
- Leadership Potential
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Passion for Africa
- Commitment to Service
- Academic Achievement
All applicants who are selected as finalists will be given financial aid forms as a part of their finalist information package. Applying for financial assistance is strictly optional.
- Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.
- Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.
- Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counselling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.
- An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.
- Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.