Summer Leadership Institute
IAAB is thrilled that our flagship program, Camp Ayandeh, is going into its 8th year. Camp Ayandeh is IAAB’s annual Iranian American leadership camp for high school students through rising college freshmen and is staffed by current leaders in the Iranian American community.
Camp Ayandeh 2013 will be held in Whittier, CA at Whittier College from July 1st-10th. Save the date and click here for the applications.
Camp Ayandeh first began in 2006 with its inaugural class and has grown every subsequent year to include a record number of campers, counselors and staff in 2013, becoming what many refer to as "the highlight of the summer."
Camp Ayandeh, through a positive and inclusive environment, allows campers to develop leadership skills, foster strong friendships, and gain a deeper understanding of culture and identity as the youth of the Iranian diaspora community. Camp Ayandeh accomplishes this mission through community building activities, cultural, historical and artistic workshops, and critical discussions, assisting campers in responding to the issues they see affecting young people within the Iranian American community. Campers and counselors alike leave with a stronger sense of self and responsibility for others, lifelong friendships, and the necessary skills to lead both within and outside of the Iranian diaspora community. The Iranian diaspora community is diverse and vibrant, a characteristic that Camp Ayandeh represents, embraces, and celebrates.
As a non-political and non-religious camp, Camp Ayandeh is open to all races and all creeds.
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