Young Adult Career Readiness & Empowerment (EmpoweReer)
Grow Your Skills & Get a Jump Start on Your Career
The Young Adult Career Readiness & Empowerment Summer program (EmpoweReer YEP!) is an innovative 18 month leadership and social impact internship program. Participants will experience a mix of experiential, competency and service learning opportunities through indoor group workshops and outdoor field trips and activities, coupled with a hands-on internship. Designed to empower 13-19 year old young adults, providing them with the necessary soft skills and leadership qualities to secure competitive career opportunities. The program meets 3 days a week, each is 2 hours, plus a 3-hour orientation session for participants and parents during the first day of the event, when participants will share their goals for the program. The program concludes with a 3-hour graduation ceremony where participants provide presentations of their learning experiences, acquired skills and their future plans. Young adults will spend a minimum of 40 contact hours over the course of the first 6 weeks in leadership development activities, and another 600 contact hours of retreats and hands-on experiential learning, entrepreneurship, project management and leadership activities over 18 months of Course duration.
Youth will meet twice a week virtually online during evenings between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and in-person on Saturdays during the day time for learning experiences. Youth will also have access to the EmpoweReer Youth Leadership Lab and Incubator at other optional times during school-off days and seasons.
Ayman Nassar, M.Sc, PMP, ACP
Mahmoud Abuelroos, B.Sc. CSM, ITIL
Bahaa Harraz, B.Sc.
Yomna Nassar, B.Sc
Mohamed French, B.Sc.
Program funded by Howard County and Islamic Leadership Institute of America, and generous parents and community donors The program is open to all youth ages 13 - 19 who reside in Howard County, Maryland, regardless of religious affiliation.