We have been actively building our youth network of people who care about the community through focus groups, iftars, and various projects. Check out our video of what happened over Summer 2011 and our first Youth Summit!
"Eradicating ignorance one voice at a time" www.TheAmplifYer.com
The AmplifYer is a youth publication at the Arab American Association of New York that raises awareness about issues, spreads ideas, and shares commentary. We bring forth unique perspectives in order to inspire others to think critically.
The Next Generation of Arab American Women Activists
Brooklynat is a program for young Arab-American women in New York City that fosters engagement, activism and leadership. Working within a largely conservative and traditional community, we are building a team of young Arab women who are outspoken advocates for the issues that matter to them as empowered and independent Arab-Americans. Brooklynat is the plural of “Brooklyna,” an Arabic/English word to describe a girl from Brooklyn.
What do the Brooklynat do?
We create our own community service projects, paint public murals, attend film screenings, spoken word shows, poetry slams, visit art galleries and political rallies.
We meet with other amazing Arab-American women who give back to the community in diverse ways--fashion designers, filmmakers, journalists, and religious scholars.
We decide what issues matter to us and actually DO something about it.
Kitaab Club is an intensive literacy program for children struggling to read at grade level. Many of our students come from households where only Arabic is spoken, and as a result, they often lack adequate academic and literacy support. Students benefit from personalized and innovative language instruction in a fun and safe environment three days a week. Please contact Mohamad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 745-3523 for more information, or to enroll.
Kitaab Camp is a 6-week summer camp designed for English language learners between the ages of 5 and 13. For 3 days each week campers are led on adventures around New York City, visiting places such as Ellis Island, the Natural History Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Contact Youth Program Manager, Mohamad Ismail (email@example.com) for more information, or to enroll.
Applying to college but don't know where to begin? Every Wednesday we have a college counselor here to help you plan for the future. We're constantly planning trips to colleges, next stop, Columbia University. Please contact Mohamad (Youth Programs Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 745-3523 for more information. Check out our online guide to find out more about the college application process and financial aid information.
The SAT preparation class is an 8 week class that runs Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM. The course cost is $100 and includes the official SAT college board book and 8 weeks of class. We cover everything on the SAT and the best strategies and tips. The next open course begins on March 12. Please contact Mohamad at email@example.com or (718) 745-3523 to register or for more information.
Throughout the year there will be a variety of youth workshops.
The Career Speaker Series, through a partnership with NAAP (Network of Arab American Professionals), brings an Arab American professional to speak about their expertise to the high school students each month. Past speakers have included filmmakers, doctors, lawyer, advertising executives, public relations gurus and activists. Check out this video of Sarab Al-Jijakli as he engages students in creating their own advertising campaigns!