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Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize


The de Groot Foundation is delighted to collaborate with the Miami Book Fair to launch the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the novella. The goal of this prize is to discover and encourage talented, unpublished authors. …Read More

A Few Highlights From This Year’s Book Fair:

Watch Trevor NoahColson Whitehead, winner of the National Book Award in Fiction, and Senator Bernie Sanders as they spoke at the Miami Book Fair. Click on this link to check out the fabulous authors who were there.

Global Potential becomes YES Akademia


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In 2016, Global Potential changed its name to YES Akademia.

YES Akademia provides high-potential urban and rural youth from low-income communities with the leadership and social entrepreneurial skills and perspectives that enables them to affect positive change in their lives, communities, and global community. YES Akademia France trains around 500 youth between the ages of 15 and 30 each year, not just from Paris’ “banlieues” but also from other neighborhoods in Paris and the rural zones of Haïti, Senegal, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and India.