About us

Brightest Young Minds (BYM) is a 17-year old non-profit company that exists to create a positive social impact. We do that in three ways.



We look for go-getters between 20 and 35 who are African or living in an African country. Most importantly, those we identify have demonstrated their commitment to positive social change through their actions.

Each year we choose 100 new innovative young people to join the network.



The BYM magic happens when we bring our identified young leaders together. We host an annual summit where these young leaders come together to think about and act on solving social and environmental challenges.

Beyond the summit, our alumni have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other through intra-network mentorship.



At BYM we realize inspiration needs wheels to make an impact. We’re working on an incubation fund to provide our alumni with the funding and support to make their life-changing ideas flourish.

The incubation fund will also implement viable ideas that come out of the summit challenge phase.

Alumni perspectives