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Arab America Foundation Launches 20 Under 20 for 2022

posted on: Jan 12, 2022

For Immediate Release

Washington DC (Wednesday, January 12, 2022): The Arab America Foundation announced today that nominations are open for 20 Under 20, applications are now being accepted until Monday, February 28, 2022. 

20 Under 20 is a celebration of accomplished young Arab Americans. The program spotlights young students who have achieved spectacular success in academics, work/internships, community service, extra-curricular activities (such as clubs, sports, music, arts, and writing). Also, achievements demonstrating, but not limited to, outstanding leadership, dedication to a career path, new initiatives, and commitment to Arab American heritage and culture.

“We’re excited to recognize the diverse achievements of young Arab Americans who are future leaders of our community,” said Warren David, co-founder of the Arab America Foundation and president of Arab America. “The 20 Under 20 initiative is important because it empowers young Arab Americans ages16-20 for their community involvement and leadership. They are the future leaders of our community.” He added, “our future begins here, and today!” 

The competition is open to all Arab Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 who live in the United States. Applicants should complete an online application about their background and achievements. The finalists will be determined by a panel of judges who will review applications anonymously.

The Arab America Foundation and its board members are grateful for the leadership of the initiative’s coordinators, Nabelah Ghareeb, Samar Sakakini, and Ilham Eladlani, as well as the prestigious panel of judges.

Through the Rising Leaders Initiative, the Arab America Foundation recognizes accomplished young Arab American professionals. who are 40 Under 40, and 30 Under 30. The initiative spotlights professionals in all fields and business sectors, including education, law, public service/politics, non-profit, business leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, medical professionals, artists, entertainers, writers, and media representatives. Application periods for both initiatives will be announced later this year. 

About the Arab America Foundation 

The Arab America Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit (501c3) educational and cultural organization established in 2019. The mission of AAF is to promote the Arab heritage, educate Americans about the Arab identity, and to connect Arab Americans together (socially and professionally), and build coalitions with diverse organizations across the U.S.

For more information or to submit an application to the 20 Under 20 in 2020 initiative, please click here.

For more information about the Arab America Foundation, please click here.

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