The AAYSP National Board embarks the new year with “Yemeni Stories,” an initiative dedicated to highlighting the work of Yemenis across the United States, not only to show pride in our community, but more importantly to inspire younger generations of Yemenis, both boys and girls, in the pursuit of higher education and professional success.
AAYSP-Michigan Chapter organized a campus tour for 50 high school students to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Meet Ala’a Dammaj, an accomplished and amazing Yemeni-American woman! AAYSP celebrates inspirational Yemeni women in our community, like her, every March, in honor of #WomensHistoryMonth.
Meet Amani Algazzali, an inspiring Yemeni-American woman! AAYSP celebrates inspirational Yemeni women in our community, like her, every March, in honor of #WomensHistoryMonth.
Meet Dr. Nahla al-Huraibi, a trailblazer and inspirational figure in the Yemeni community.
Meet the incredible Saltana Alsoofy and read about her accomplishments!
As an educator and mentor, Jaleelah Ahmed has influenced countless people over the course of her lengthy career. She is an inspiration!
AAYSP-Michigan organized its annual campus tour for 50 high school students to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
AAYSP-California designed and recruited leader for their Youth Leadership Program. The program is dedicated to mentorship and pairing students with professionals on their journeys.
In collaboration with AAYSP-California, the Feed Yemen Project organized meetings and fundraisers to support their objective of empowering young student leaders in community service and philanthropy.
Feed Yemen is a student organized community service project targeted to bring awareness to the current hunger issues in Yemen. Students and community members around the Bay Area are working together with the AAYSP a non-profit to support bringing awareness to this crisis and relief to the people in need.
The AAYSP-California Chapter held its 8th Annual Scholarship Ceremony in Oakland, California where they celebrated the success of high school and college students.
The newly developed AAYSP-Buffalo Chapter organized their first “Step Into Success” event in Lackawanna, New York. This event introduced the community to the AAYSP-Buffalo chapter, while inspiring and motivating community members to strive for more as they learned about some amazing historical Yemeni contributions. Universal School Founder, and RAHAMA Co-Founder, Sister Kathy Jamil presented.
AAYSP-Michigan organizes a Wayne State University Medical School tour where high school and college students had the opportunity to visit and interact with medical students.
AAYSP-Buffalo establishes its first 2017 Yemeni Youth Mentorship Program, whereby students are paired with professionals to cover topics such as life skills, career exploration, building healthy relationships, and more!
AAYSP-Michigan Chapter organized its annual campus tour to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The AAYSP-Michigan Chapter held its 7th Annual Scholarship Gala in May of 2015 where they awarded scholarships to high school and undergraduate students. They also recognized educators and community leaders to thank them for their leadership. The keynote speaker was Jeehan Abdul Ghaffar.
A short video that presents the AAYSP CA Board of 2015.
AAYSP-California organized an interactive panel designed on how to navigate your way to a more durable and successful future for high school and college students. The event was titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Yemeni Americans.
AAYSP-California organizes a financial planning workshop with Amani Algazzali
The Michigan Chapter organized its year-long mentorship program with Edsel Ford High School. College students and professionals engage with students during one hour monthly sessions where they provide resources and guidance.
AAYSP Michigan presented “My Journey to College,” a networking mixer featuring college students to professionals on a discussion panel.
The Michigan Chapter collaborated with high school student Asylah Alghazali to build her FELAS(Female Empowerment, Leadership, & Activism through Sports) program and encourage Yemeni women to stay physically and intellectually active.
AAYSP-Michigan organized Free ACT Programs to support high school students with standardized exam resources.
In January of 2014, the Michigan Chapter organized a ‘Winter Shindig’ to invite the community to meet the team and also meet professionals across various career fields.
In March of 2014, AAYSP hosted an online, “Diva of the Day” event for every day of Women’s History Month. The goal was to share the inspiring stories of successful Yemeni women.
AAYSP-Michigan organized a campus tour for 50 high school students to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The Michigan Chapter held its End of Winter Networking Potluck in the Yemeni community of Hamtramck, Michigan.
Shabab Mentors, developed as a long-term mentorship program by the Michigan Chapter, is a program that strives to pair students and mentors together based on field of study.
The AAYSP-Michigan Chapter held its 6th Annual Scholarship Gala in May of 2014 where they awarded more than 35 scholarships to high school and undergraduate students. They also recognized educators and community leaders to thank them for their leadership. The theme for the event was dedicated to “Inspire a Learning Revolution!”
AAYSP-Michigan Chapter organizes a free essay writing workshop to support students on their scholarship and college applications.
The “Career Cruising Mixer” event organized by the Michigan Chapter to introduce students to the world of careers.
“The AAYSP California Chapter along with the National Board organize the 2014 Professional Development Conference in Oakland, California. The conference was designed for Yemeni American professionals and college students who are seeking career development, upward professional mobility, life transition and leadership opportunities within their respective communities. Attendees benefited from the conference featuring the best speakers from many sectors of business, education, health, law and leadership enhancement.”
2014 Professional Development Conference Video
AAYSP-CA organized a Spring Break Camp for high school students in March 2013.
On May 31st, at Salina Intermediate School, AAYSP – Michigan Chapter held their 5th Annual Scholarship Gala. They recognized community individuals, a family, and teachers of Salina Elementary/Intermediate and EFHS who have empowered the Yemeni American community in Michigan. In addition, AAYSP will award students with scholarships.
In June 2013, the AAYSP California Chapter held their 5th annual Graduation Ceremony at U.C. Berkley, California.
The Michigan Chapter collaborated with ACCESS to present a “College Financial Workshop” for high school students in 2013.
In October of 2013, the Michigan Chapter held a Meet & Greet networking mixer to introduce the community to the board and encourage high school and college students to mingle with professionals.
In December of 2013 through the 2014 year, AAYSP-Michigan organized pre-health meetings to allow college students who are pursuing the health field to network with students in graduate school.
AAYSP-MI organized a trip for 50 middle and high school students to UM-Dearborn on November 10th, 2012.
AAYSP-California organized a trip for high school and college students to the California Academy of Sciences Museum
on November 12th, 2012.
AAYSP-MI organized a networking mixer for college students and professionals in Dearborn, Michigan.
Promo video for AAYSP Michigan chapter in 2012.
AAYSP 3rd National Conference
AAYSP-Michigan: Back-2-School Event August 09, Part 1
- The California-Bay Area Chapter of AAYSP was created in 2009.
AAYSP-Michigan: Back-2-School Event August 09, Part 2
AAYSP-Michigan: Back-2-School Event August 09, Part 3
– The Michigan Chapter of AAYSP was created in November 2008, after AAYSP-National held its Leadership Conference in Dearborn.
– The DC Chapter of AAYSP was created in 2008.
AAYSP-DC Chapter Conference Part 1
AAYSP-DC Chapter Conference Part 2
AAYSP-DC Chapter Conference Part 3
AAYSP was a byproduct of an unexpected meeting between two Yemeni scientists in 2002 who discovered that they both shared a common vision of developing a network of Yemeni scientists to help promote science in Yemen. In 2003, they met with a delegation of Yemeni scientists who were visiting the American National Science Foundation.
There they shared and discussed ideas relating to the promotion of higher education in Yemen and the US, and how scientists in America could help promote that goal. Later, a small group of individuals from both the USA and Yemen continued to work on developing the best mechanism through which to achieve these goals. This founding committee recruited others and decided to nominate individuals to lead the effort of forming an association.
In 2003, the founding committee and the interim board decided to expand this organization beyond scientists and to build an association of Yemeni scientists and professionals. After months of debate and discussion, an association was developed to serve all Yemenis worldwide. AAYSP was registered in the State of Rhode Island and its website was launched in July, 2004.
In July of 2004, the American Association of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals was born.