Founder & Executive Director, Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT)
Candies Kotchapaw, Founder & Executive Director, Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT)
Inspired by the systemic roadblocks she encountered while completing a Masters in Social Work — from feelings of isolation to financial hurdles, and a lack of mentorship — Candies Kotchapaw developed Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT), a Black focused leadership incubator program, geared towards changing the socio-economic outlook for this marginalized community. Since 2016, Candies has worked tirelessly to bring about the vision of DYLOTT by creating several programs which provide Black youths with mentoring opportunities, leadership skills and exposure to career opportunities. Last year marked a significant expansion, with a new program to provide Black professionals, ages 19-35, a ten-month program that prepares them for internships or full-time jobs in highly sought after positions in business administration, STEAM-related fields, public affairs, structural social work, education, and law.