Andrew Young speaks to fellows of program launched by Obama

ATLANTA (AP) - Former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young will be speaking to a group of students involved in a flagship program that was launched by President Barack Obama.

Young expects to address 25 participants of the Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders in Business and Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University on Thursday. It's the flagship program for Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative, which was launched in 2010.

YALI empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. The fellowship provides 500 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.

The group of fellows represents 17 different nations.

The fellows will meet with Obama at a summit in Washington, D.C. next week.

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