1. Identify, Collaborate, and Mentor
AMENDS creates partnerships with organizations throughout the Middle East and United States to identify exceptional youth leaders. AMENDS then pairs up delegates from the Middle East with students from Stanford, to help them relay their story most effectively.
2. Hold Annual Conferece
AMENDS holds an annual conference that brings together a total of forty youth leaders from the United States and countries across the Middle East. During the conference, the delegates participate in workshops on leadership, engage in round table discussions on political issues facing the Middle East and United States, and attend presentations from keynote speakers.
3. Create online video platform
The conference culminates in presentations by the youth leaders on their own respective ideas and experiences. The presentations will be open to the entire Stanford community and put online in a forum similar to TED TalksTM. We believe such an online resource would not only improve understanding between America and the Middle East, but also increase support for the truly amazing work done by student leaders around the globe.
4. Join AMENDS Global fellows network
At the end of the conference, delegates are inducted into the AMENDS Global Fellows, a network of young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States who are working to build a more equal, sustainable, and prosperous world. Alumni form an active network committed to transformative work in the areas of arts and culture, business and technology, education and empowerment, health and environment, and human rights and community action. To better serve this growing network, AMENDS Global Fellows became an independent non-profit organization in 2017. It aims to support fellows by providing a platform for fellows’ ideas and initiatives, facilitating active engagement and communication among fellows and with the public, and providing resources and opportunities for capacity building, mentorship, networking, and project implementation.