President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in 2015 to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America. Following a successful pilot program in February – March 2016 that included a Bolivian participant, more Bolivian entrepreneurs will travel to the United States joining other budding entrepreneurs from across Latin America as YLAI fellows. Participants travel to the United States for a five-week program intended to strengthen their leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills. The program is also designed to provide networking opportunities — with U.S. entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors; diaspora communities; and each other — to increase connectivity throughout the hemisphere. YLAI, one of four programs within the Young Leaders Initiatives, is a part of President Obama and his administration’s commitment to empower young people around the world and to ensure they have the tools, skills, and networks to tackle shared global challenges.