2016 was another busy year at MYLA and none of this would have possible without the continued support of our donors, our dedicated board members and volunteers.
MYLA is on track for awarding another 11 scholarships for the year 2017-2018. We are also working on introducing some exciting new programs.
For now, here is a brief overview of 2016 for you!
2016 marked the launch of our Mentoring program in the form of Speed Mentoring. We invited professional from all walks of life and connected with the students in a 1x1 setting. All students got a chance to speak and connect with all Mentors. A student had to say this later:
Because of the MYLA’s Mentorship workshop last year, I was able to decide my major and stick with it.
Annual Award Ceremony
Keeping our tradition alive of awarding MYLA Scholars and emerging leaders, we held the Annual Award Ceremony in August. We changed the format of our ceremony and turned it into a Comedy night and invited Preacher Moss.
Destined to Lead: How to Succeed as an Individual?
After receiving a positive response from the leadership workshop of 2015 MYLA held the Leadership Workshop again with Mohammed Almathil for this year’s scholarship recipients.
- Recipients learned to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed. They identified obstacles as they embark on different stages of their lives as well as learned to overcome them and maintain a balanced lifestyle. In addition, they gained clarity on their life-pursuits and learned to have laser-focused goals that will make them exceptional.
- The participants also learned different strategies of leading and influencing others whether on campus, at home, in the workplace, in their respective organizations, etc.
2016 was another successful year for MYLA. We continue to challenge ourselves every year and keep on thinking outside the box as to how to take MYLA to the next level.
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We look forward to an exciting and productive 2017!