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George Batah (Syria)

Founder of Syrian Youth Empowerment

As a high school student, George Batah was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship that enabled him to leave Syria and earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Having personally experienced the challenges Syrian Students face applying for scholarships and colleges abroad, he founded Syrian Youth Empowerment, a program designed to prepare Syrian high school students for higher education. George's program provides TOEFL and SAT preparation classes, as well as one-on-one mentoring, to guide students from the Middle East through the college application process. The goal is to ensure talented youth gain access to opportunities to attend top universities in the United States and elsewhere. George intends to grow the program, working with students to achieve their academic dreams. Location: Syria and Iraq