The African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum seeks to honor young professionals who have illustrated exceptional accomplishments in leadership, entrepreneurship, and academics. The goal of this event is to empower the young leaders who have made a significant impact in their communities. It will also serve as a platform to educate the youth and public about the vision and mission of the Ghana Youth Awards (GYA), which will be held in Accra, Ghana on November 3rd, 2012. For more information on the Ghana Youth Awards, please visit In addition, the forum will create a networking environment for young professionals and attendees, while raising funds to benefit the Ghana Youth Awards. 

To be considered for an award, nominees must fit the criteria for each category. Nominations are open now through Wednesday, August 15, 2012. All nominations can be sent to Nominees should provide personal information such as name, phone, age and email address along with a short description of their project or accomplishment. In addition, African owned businesses and African non-profit organizations based in Massachusetts are encouraged to nominate young professionals who are making positive changes in their communities. 
The African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Coral Seafood Restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts. The forum is a formal event expecting to draw in over 200 attendees all across New England. Tickets are available before and at the door. Tickets are $30 a person and it includes dinner, desert and drinks.

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