Last weekend, YLAC participated in USoup – a forum to pick and invest in the most innovative project ideas from members of Ottawa’s Black community. As a result, we were mentioned on Apt613 who reported on the event. They featured Musab Farah, who credits YLAC and Smart Start for his success at last years USoup:
“…Musab Farah, a member of Team Purple that won $1,085 at USoup’s first competition in June. …Farah says that the Young Leaders Advisory Council and Smart Start enabled his team to become cohesive. He looks back at the competition as a major stepping-stone.
“If we didn’t win that [prize from USoup], we wouldn’t be where we are now,” he says, noting that his group continues to develop an app that helps youth pursuing post-secondary training and education.
Read about more about the event and what Musab Farah had to say over on Apt613- USoup is fuelling big ideas.