Empowering Youth & Women

AMIDEAST is engaged in several innovative programs that target economically disadvantaged youth across the Middle East and North Africa, challenging them to develop their communications skills, learn new skills and expand their outlook on life.

AMIDEAST believes that these programs are critical to advancing the broader goals of economic development and civil society in the region and is deeply committed to assisting these students to achieve greater personal, academic and professional success.

Our work in this area includes:

ENGLISH ACCESS MICROSCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

An exciting initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State, the Access Program is helping thousands of students develop their command of oral and written English while engaging in enrichment activities and learning about U.S. culture and values.  [ + ]

CAMP DISCOVERY 

Camp Discovery provides an enriching, happy summer camp experience for mainly at-risk youth from refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank. Piloted in 2007, it has been expanded in size and duration in the following summers, reaching more than 1,650 children ages 8-14 within its first four years.  [ + ]

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS®

Through targeted training, mentoring, and coaching, AMIDEAST is helping recent college graduates and entry-level professionals improve their chances of finding a job in the MENA region's growing but competitive market.   [ + ]

ARAB WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT (AWEP)

In partnership with Citi Foundation, AMIDEAST is providing women entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds with training that will help them start a new business or expand an existing one .  [ + ]