US Iraqi Youth Institute (USIYI) is a U.S. Not for Profit 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2009 by Haitham Al-Mayahi. USIYI implements projects and programs fostering the development of Iraqi youth students in the United States and Iraq. USIYI is an active element for the improvement of relations between the people of Iraq and the United States, by promoting democratic values and principles through student participation. Our intentional focus in student support is to create leadership for Iraq’s tomorrow.
We believe that working directly with students to foster leadership and give them voice on the challenges facing Iraq will help create a free, stable, and democratic Iraq.Since the organization’s inception in 2009, USIYI has organized with Iraqi refugee students, Iraqi Americans, those originally from other Middle Eastern countries, and American friends to bring to the youth of all cultures
a greater understanding of the political, economic, and cultural characteristics and goals of both the United States and Iraq.Within a few short years, more than seven thousand (7000) youth between the ages of 14-40 have participated in policy exchanges, conferences, and contributed to a web platform created to welcome scholarly focus on the issues that face a developing Iraq. USIYI operates the Washington Education Center to assist interested Iraq students in completing undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States.
USIYI created the Mission of Truth to bring world journalism to the challenges and conflicts that Iraq still faces. We believe building these bridges and fostering student voice of change will significantly promote democracy development, economic stability and civil society skills in the next generation of leaders.
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Dr. Haitham Al-Mayahi
Department of Political Science
PhD Student Lieden University,
The Hague, Netherlands