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DAANA Youth Mentorship Committee (DAANA YMC)

The college admissions process has become increasingly complicated and competitive. Several DAANA parents have children who are in high school and are preparing to apply for college or are already in the process of applying. Many others have successfully navigated this phase and are now in public and private post-secondary institutions across the United States. The college admissions process can be particularly daunting for parents who have no personal experience in American schools, colleges and universities. The goal of this group is to bring together parents and peer mentors who will pool their resources and collective wisdom to assist our aspiring college applicants and help them reach their true potential.

Services we provide:

– Informational, Motivational and Inspirational talks/webinars 
– College Prep SAT, ACT and other test prep advice
– College choices: How to choose
– College admissions: What’s important and what’s not
– Career choices – Research and Internship opportunities
– Summer programs, Leadership Conferences & Camps
– Targeted mentorship: Medicine, Engineering, Law, Business, Political Science and Others
– Scholarships, Grants and Student Loans
– Student Council for direct peer to peer networking and guidance

DAANA YMC members:

Dr. Baseer Qazi, Chair
Dr. M Taruj Ali
Dr. Farheena Azam
Dr. Afshan Khan
Dr. Nusrath Sultana 
Dr. Mohammad Sajed
Dr. Rafe Azaz
Dr. Yasmin Ansari
Dr. Raza Khan 
Dr. Anees Fatima
Dr. Farha Ikramuddin

DAANA Youth Mentorship Group Charter is available here.