CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A leader in Charlottesville’s Black community is spreading his work nationally.

Daniel Fairley has been chosen for the Obama Foundation's Leaders USA program, which is a virtual program that supports and connects emerging leaders.

Fairley is the youngest man to be president of 100 Black Men of Central Virginia.

He is also Charlottesville’s Youth Opportunity Coordinator focused on Black male achievement.

He was chosen out of thousands of applicants and said he's excited for personal coaching and collaboration.

"I don't have like kind of peers that I am able to work together and say, 'Hey, what are you all doing over in Oklahoma? What are you all doing in Oakland, California? What are some ways in which I can improve on my specific work that can kind of benefit the work that we're doing here that maybe is coming from outside of our community?'" he said.

The fellowship started last week and runs through the end of the year.