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Kylie Goldman

Los Alamitos High School

Class of 2023

Kylie Goldman is a rising senior at Los Alamitos High School. Kylie is a dedicated student who is enrolled in both advanced placement and honors courses.

Kylie enjoys being a part of her high school’s student government and participating in a fashion ambassador program with Nordstrom. Kylie is also the president of her school’s Jewish club and is a link crew leader meaning she helps freshmen through orientation and adjusting to high school. During her free time Kylie likes to bake and paint.

Kylie is excited to be participating in the International Business and Development Internship this year. She loves getting to help people and improve the lives of others. In the future, Kylie hopes to continue helping others by becoming a lawyer and representing those who need it.


Andrew Fludd

Bishop Mcnamara

Class of 2023

As a senior at Bishop McNamara High School, Andrew has more than 7 + years of experience as a volunteer professional and as a published Author (It’s Free To Be Nice) He understands what it takes to provide innovative strategies based on knowledge and data- driven insights. He has a recognized talent for, public speaking, peer counseling, overseeing, and managing schedules, providing excellent customer service, corresponding with clients and other stake holders.


Amelia Bean

Los Alamitos High School

Class of 2023

Amelia Bean is a rising senior at West Broward High School. Amelia Bean is an honors student who is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes.

Amelia Bean enjoys helping others and giving back to the community. At school, she is on Student Government where she is the Representative of the Counselors and Academics. She is also a member of NSHSS and the National Honor Society. Amelia is a member of link crew, student council and CSF where she will be receiving the Gold Sealbearer Award. Additionally, she is a strong advocate for others and is a part of the Orange County Peer Court. During her free time, Amelia enjoys going to the gym and cooking.

Amelia Bean is excited to be participating in the International Business Internship Program. She loves learning about developing business and hopes to someday major in business. In the future, Amelia wants to take the skills she has learned and help make advances which will ultimately benefit others.


Lindsay Meehan

Los Alamitos High School

Class of 2023

Lindsay is an 3 year ASB student. She loves hanging out with her close friends. She is apart of her church's choir and sings at Sunday Mass. She is an assistant teacher at a preschool. She is so excited for this year on IBIP.


Our Business Partner

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Business Statistics

Mr. Jinkiri makes shirts, blouses, pants, jackets, children clothes, and more.

Mr. Jinkiri's biggest goal is to expand his business throughout the state of Bauchi, Nigeria.

Mr. Jinkiri is well known within his community, and one of the community chiefs applauded him as a shining star that is an example of dexterity, tenacity, and perseverance within his community.

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

About Rabiu

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri is a young man from Bauchi State Nigeria. He comes from a large family of eight and has four sisters.

Rabiu plays a large role in supporting his parents and siblings through his work at the tailoring shop. His typical day starts with early morning prayer, he then greets his parents and spends time with them before work. He thengoes to his shop around 7 am daily so that he can best prepare for and serve his customers

In addition to being a business man, he loves to play soccer and wants to expand his exportation to involve more places in his communtity.

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Community Impact

Mr. Jinkiri provides the important service of affordable and quality tailoring to his community.

He plans to one day open a larger shop so he can expand his sewing operations and better serve his customers, both in quantity and in quality.

Eventually, Mr. Jinkiri hopes to further his education to the university level and marry in order to build a family of his own. Beyond this, he plans to pass his skills on to a new generation of young leaders so he can help others break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-reliance like he is doing today.

Rabiu Yunusa Jinkiri

Our Partnership

Mr. Jinkiri is very excited and honored to collaborate with Leadership Initiatives' International Leadership and Business Interns.

Mr. Jinkiri hopes to be able to work towards expanding his business and customer basis and learn more about the qualities of running a business. He wants to increase the quality of his product by relying on more modern technologies and through learning valuable business skills.

He ultimately hopes to make a change in his community and serve as an example for those around him.

Our Approach


Financially literate entrepreneurs make growth-oriented financial and economic decisions for their savings, borrowing, and investments. Our team is working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to create an effective financial tracking system for his business finances, receipts, and daily costs.


Our team identified target markets and key demographics to create a customer acquisition plan. We are working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to redesign his brand and create effective marketing campaigns.


Steady growth is a critical component of creating self-sustaining communities. Our team is working to identify key areas of opportunity for Isiyaka Sa’ad and design solutions with grant money to improve his business to foster growth.

Our Fundraising



$750 GOAL

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced some of the highest growth rates globally over the past 10 years. While this means that people in these nations have become more optimistic about their social and economic future, the region continues to face a myriad of historical problems. In order to continue steady growth and achieve a future of equitable conditions in the region, our International Internship Program team seeks to build stronger communities from the grassroots level through fundraising for community development.

Funds raised are used to implement community-based education programs, pay staff to run the operations on-site, and invest in training for local leaders. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.