"The Young Political Leadership School Africa (YPLS) is branded as political organizing, leadership development, and campaign training for emerging African leaders committed to promoting open governance, sound policy and shared leadership in Africa".



Over the course of three months, fellows engage in a series of theoretical and interactive exercises designed to develop their knowledge and political leadership skills. The program includes 10 weeks of group discussions, field trips, and civic engagement activities, a one-week intensive classroom lecture series in Monrovia, Liberia, ongoing coaching and mentorship from staff, and a personalized leadership development plan.


YPLS Africa, cross boundaries and break political barriers that affect young people’s political participation and help them claim their economic, political, social and leadership rights. This is an opportunity for you to be the positive change maker you have desired. At the YPLS Africa, we don’t discriminate against fellows based on race, color, ethnic backgrounds, religion or disability.


Young Political Leadership School Semester V1

Held in Monrovia at Bella Cassa Hotel from Monday October 14-18 2019

Alumni Spotlight

At the YPLS Africa, we provide alumni a life-long learning journey that allows them to make meaningful contribution towards changing the political narrative of their countries through our constant nurturing and support process.

We provide alumni opportunities to network with like-minded young emerging African leaders across the continent and other YPLS alumni’s, linked alumni with professional development activities across Africa and the World and support alumni during their professional sojourn and political career through mentorship, 

Since April 2016, our amazing fellows (430 young politicians and activists) completed five semesters of our political organizing, leadership development and campaign training program and are playing active roles in the political processes of their countries and impacting their generations. Alumni’s are doing amazing job across the continent and some are featured below based on the impact of their work. 

Mariam Alhassan
first female elected in the GbumGbum Electoral Area Assembly in Ghana

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