Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship
The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better.
Rooted in Community
The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship is deeply rooted in our Fellows’ communities. We seek to develop young emerging leaders in cities and regions across the U.S., working in locations where young people are primed with talent but need a whole-system approach to develop their leadership skills. AYLF is currently active in St. Louis, MO, the Mississippi/Arkansas Delta, and Newark, NJ, with cohorts in additional cities planned.
Youth Lead Now! is a virtual townhall series that brings expert, national speakers into the living rooms of youth and families locally. These events provide touchpoints that enable youth to stay resilient during these unprecedented times and to remain motivated to engage in change-making. Through this collaborative initiative, the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship and the Aspen Challenge are leveraging the power of the Aspen Institute’s network in service of local communities to provide messages of hope and inspiration when it is needed the most.