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Binish Hussain, Life & Health Coach For Teen Girls @ MY Project USA
Binish Hussain, Life & Health Coach For Teen Girls @ MY Project USA

Youth Development: 

The Youth is the most important part of any community. If they are guided then generations are taken care of. 


We prepare future leaders that would lead the next generations to a brighter path. Join hands with us.

Dear MY Project USA Family, 

I serve at MY Project USA as a Life Coach and team lead for the Teen Girls Leadership Program as a volunteer. At MY Project USA, we prepare future leaders who would lead the next generations toward a brighter path. My Focus is on Personal Development & Growth, Self Awareness and Mindfulness In Teen Girls Leaders.

I have known Sister Zerqa Abid for what feels like forever. Her hard work and passion for the community has always inspired me and I secretly wished to work with her, but didn’t know in what capacity. My wish came true when I decided to choose Life Coaching as my full time career. While I was in the middle of my course, Sister Zerqa invited me to a meeting regarding some programs she wanted to start for the Wedgewood Community, and immediately I knew where I fit in the best.

I believe that the youth is the most important part of any community. If they are guided then generations are taken care of. My program is mainly based on Personal Development and Growth, Self awareness and Mindfulness. We get together every Friday and in a very fun and friendly environment learn how to build leadership qualities which are inspired by Quran, Seerah (life of the blessed Prophet Muhammad) and any inspirational figure. We do a lot of other fun activities, games and the best part is that we eat together. This all is a time well spent. 

I love the work MY Project USA is doing and I am very grateful that I am finally a part of this wonderful experience. With Allah’s help and guidance, Sister Zerqa continues to serve unconditionally and now you can join hands with her. The highest level of humility is when Allah chooses you to contribute and give back.

You can continue to be a part of this beautiful movement in any capacity you can. I have complete faith in all of you talented and capable individuals. Together we can do wonders and make the world a more beautiful, nurturing and a secure place for generations to come. A great opportunity is approaching soon and you don't want to miss it. I would love to invite my dear community members to our Annual Dinner on February 18th, and be the better hand and the giving hand. If you can't come, Please Donate Online Now.  


Binish Hussain, 
Life Coach,
MY Project USA

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Finance & Development: 2018 Goals & Budget

We Need $199,000 To Protect & Empower 250 Children,  50+ Youth Leaders & 50 Households - Would You Help? 

MY Deah's Warehouse is a Path To Self Sustainability - With Your Help, We Could Start Funding Other Organizations By 2020

Dear MY Project USA Family,

By the grace of God, in 2017, we were able to improve our system to take care of the basic/short-term needs, food, clothing, urgent help with rent, bills, etc., and we started providing long-term solutions through education, trainings and employments. We served more than 30,000 clients last year. 
Our annual report is now available on our website for you to see the impact of our work in one year.

In 2018, we would like to sustain what we have grown in 2017, but we would like to invest more on program sides and increasing our human capacity  in the workforce. We aim to have more people empowered within our target communities.
MY Project USA's 2018 Financial Needs

2018 Program Goals: 

In 2018, our main focus program-wise would be on these programs: 

Highschool Education Committee to  help them graduate on time and  to help them address any issues at their school . This committee will also keep youth away from drugs and gangs.

Youth Leaders Development to foster these youth as the leaders, mentors, counselors and big brother, big sisters of their own community. 

Resident  Council Training & Development to help refugee and less– informed residents understand their rights and responsibilities, so they could help foster a healthy and safe environment for their families. This council would also help address the crimes in the neighborhood as well. 

Parent Education to empower refugee and less-informed parents with the skills and knowledge that could help them raise their children as healthy and productive American citizens. 

MY Deah’s Warehouse to become a self sufficient organization by 2020. We are following the model of Goodwill Stores. Donations collected from the community are given to the needy community members or are being sold to help empower the community members through other services. 

2018 Capacity Building Goals

We Aim to Double Our Services

Category 2017 2018
Wedgewood Youth Leaders 15 25
Wedgewood Resident Leaders 0 10
Soccer Team (s) 1 3
Employees & Interns 25 40
Children/Youth in Programs 125 250

2018 Civic Engagement Goals

Women Empowerment, Gun Violence, Environment Protection & More

This year, we will train youth to become leaders in their areas of interest. We will partner with  many organizations to work with mainstream communities focusing on the following areas.
  • Voter Registration & Turning Out Vote in Elections
  • Immigration Rights & Sanctuary Movement
  • Gun Safety  & Prevention of Gun Violence
  • Environment Protection  with special Focus on Clean Water Preservation in Columbus
  • Women Empowerment with special Focus on
    • Domestic Violence
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    • Under-Age Marriages
    • Sex Trafficking

We are looking for youth leaders to take lead in this initiatives. We will provide them training and support they might need.

f you are in Columbus, please join us at our annual dinner on February 18th, 2018 at the Boat House. If you can't join us in Columbus please send your donations online. Without your presence and financial support, it will take us more time in saving our youth and helping our families. Every day matters. Every dollar matters!

In Solidarity with Youth & Families, 

MY Project USA Board,
Morgen Morrissette, Naser Saadeh, Dr. Sarah Hussein and Zerqa Abid

Click Here To Support Our Programs in 2018
MY Project USA's Annual Dinner 2018

Join Us To Help Columbus Orphans, Refugees & Under-served Communities

Keynote Speaker, Honorable Judge Paul Herbert,
Franklin County Municipal Court

MY Deah's Community Service Awards & MY Deah's Change Maker Awards To Be Presented To Adult & Youth Community Leaders

In 2017, MY Project USA has become a mainstream Muslim Social Services & Civic Engagement Organization. We are working hand in hand with our interfaith and social justice partners to bring prosperity and hope to the under-served communities in Columbus. At our annual dinner, we will celebrate our accomplishments. We will also re-energize our base and will raise money to continue and grow our work to the next level.  Please join us and bring your family and friends with you. 

General Sale Ends on February 15th

Main Event $75/Seat 
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Table of 10: $700/Table
MY Project USA's Annual Dinner 2018
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MY Project USA's Boy Scouts

Youth Development: 

Wedgewood Youth Programs 

Boy Scouts of America| Reading Warriors| Girls Clubs
We have 125 kids enrolled in our weekly programs and more kids joining the program every week. We are focused on our Wedgewood and Hilltop community.    
Boy Scouts:
On mondays Wedgewood Middle School with our Boy Scout troops. From 3:30-6:30pm, the first three hours we have movie time and homework help and the last hour we have our scouting meeting. 

On Friday, we are at Eakin Elementary School with our Boy Scouts. From 3:30-6pm, the first two and a half hours we have homework help and educational game stations and the last hour we have our scouting meeting.

Wedgewood Reading Warriors:
On Tuesdays, we are at the Wedgewood office with our Wedgewood Warriors. This is a program that was started by our very own Samira Mohamud and Wedgewood Youth Leaders two years ago and till this day they continued this book club with many kids who are locked out of their homes after school. 

Girls Clubs:
Eakin Girls Club Meetings for elementary school girls ar on Friday at Eakin Elementary. We are there from 3:30-6pm, the first two and a half hours we have homework help and educational game stations and the last hour we have our scouting meeting.

On Friday night, we are at the Wedgewood office from 6:30-8pm with our Wedgewood Youth Leaders and girls 14+ for Girls’ Night. During this hour and a half, we bond with our amazing girls and have heart to heart venting sessions

Click Here To Support Our Programs in 2018
Click Here For MY Project USA's Annual Report
MY Deah's store

MY Family Pantry:

MY Family Pantry Served 121 Families Last Week 

Approximate # meals & snacks distributed: 15,000  

Total  Families Served: 121 | New Families Served: 20 | Individuals Served: 574
Families without Children: 24 | Families with Children: 97
Children: 344 | Adults: 206  | Seniors: 24
Family Size:
1-3 members: 48  | 4-6 members : 46 | 7+ members: 39

We were able to serve free groceries to 344 children, 206 adults and 24 senior citizens. My Family Pantry distributes fresh produce and groceries to hundreds of individuals every week.

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