Using Education and Technology to Create Bridges in the African Diaspora.

JELYPals is an online media platform that combines the functions of pen palling, social media and blogging in a tool that allows youth to tell their stories in a structured and educational setting.

The JELYPals  platform seeks to use education and digital technology as an avenue for cultural exchange between African American and African youth and create conversation in order to build a stronger diaspora community

JELYPals is an educational tool, created for classroom use, where teachers play an integral role. Our platform aligns with Common Core standards to increase reading and writing skills for your student!

Recent News

Summer 2013 Update

It’s been a year since we started JELYPals. With graduate school, working and trying to have a personal life, it hasn’t been easy. But the JELYPals team is proud…

July 8, 2013

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From the Blog

Do they Speak English in Africa?

On Friday, I had the chance to visit Propel Homestead and talk to a group of 6th and 8th grade students. Similar to when I went to another homestead…

November 16, 2012

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