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Wedgewood Youth Program

Youth Development:

This Organization Has Groomed Me To Be The Leader I Am Today!
Thank You For Caring Enough To Invest In Underprivileged Youth And Families

MY Project USA's Family,

My journey at MY Project USA started during summer of 2015, when I was 16 years old, packing Ramadan baskets in Sister Zerqa's living room. For me and most of the youth in my community on the westside of Columbus, that was our golden year. First time ever, we were introduced to the concept of selfless community service to uplift our own neighborhoods.

I have been volunteering ever since, feeding the poor and helping out at MY Deah's.  MY Project USA has instilled me with many life skills and impacted me in many ways. This organization has groomed me to be the leader I am today. Now, I am in college, becoming a nurse, while working in this organization as a Program Coordinator. I am grateful at how much we have accomplished during previous years, especially in 2017. 

To protect and empower little children and youth in our neighborhoods, we have collaborated with the Boy Scouts of America, Wedgewood Middle School, Eakin Elementary School, Wedgewood Management, Hilltop Library and many other organizations that help us in different ways. Currently, we serve about 120 kids every week through our programs.  

Our programs provide after school homework help, educational activities, reading program, scouting meetings and youth leadership meetings for students grades 3rd and up. Without our programs, many of these children would have no place to go. We make sure that these kids get the food and the tutoring help that they need to thrive and to do well in school. We also have Parent Development Programs three days a week. For parent programs we provide ESL classes and parenting workshops.

Please see the report's highlights below. None of this was possible without your encouragements and support in the project. Thank you for believing in MY Project USA's Team. Thank you for caring enough to willingly invest in our underprivileged youth and families. Thank you for helping me become who I am today.

Khadija Ibrahim, 
Program Coordinator, 
MY Project USA
Wedgewood Youth Program
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MY Project USA Dayton Benefit Dinner with Mayor Whaley

Dayton Chapter:

Fostering Happy & Strong Families in Dayton
Dayton Benefit Dinner with Mayor Nan Whaley

This event is for the entire Community. Its purpose is to kick off the efforts to address hunger, poverty, domestic violence, drugs, gangs, unemployment and many other social issues within Dayton Muslim and non-Muslim Community both. This initiative is being launched per the request of Mayor Whaley and it’s in collaboration with all major Dayton Muslim organizations. This work would be done under MY Project USA Dayton Chapter.

Other Speakers:
Shannon Isom, President & CEO, YWCA Dayton
Dr. Abdulhakim Mohamed, MuslimNama Inc. Houston, TX
Dr. Adil Baguirov, Dayton City Schools
Zerqa Abid, Founder & Executive Director of MY Project USA

Seats are Limited. Book Your Seats Now! 
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MY Project USA's Annual Dinner 2018

Fundraising & Development:

MY Project USA's Annual A Benefit Dinner 2018
To Protect & Empower Columbus Youth & Families
Save $150/Table Now. Early Bird Sale Ends on January 31st

Please Join Us for an Inspirational Evening with the honorable Representative Adam Miller, Councilmember Michael Stinziano, Councilmemebr Elizabeth Brown, Interfaith and Community Leaders and our Youth Leaders as we gather to Support Columbus Youth and Families.  


EARLY BIRD SALE- Sale Ends on January 31st
Main Event $65/Seat - Save $10/Seat
Book A Table Now - Save $150
Table of 10: $600/Table

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MY Project USA's 2017 Highlights

Executive Committee Meeting: 

In 2018, Education Committee & Resident Council Committee Would Develop More This Year
Setting Up Goals for 2018

Saturday, January 4th, 2018 was another productive day. We went through many strategies to make 2018 a beneficial and prosperous year for our organization. 
Thank you to Zerqa Abid for the presentation and for all of her turmendous about of hard work to empowering a protecting youth and families. Thank you to Ilham Abdi and Siham Abdi for all of their hard work in the education committee. This will be our highlight of 2018 and we are super excited in helping the youth figure out the many problems in their school systems and helping them ensure the best education they can.

Thank you to Morgan Morrissette, Khadija Ibrahim, Samira Mohamud, Siyad Mohamed and Atheer Shalash for all of their amazing ideas and efforts. It was was such a successful and inspiriting day and we can't wait for what the future has in store!

MLK March in Columbus
Women's March Ohio - Power To The Polln 2108
Better Together -  End Sex Trafficking in Central Ohio
MY Project USA - Empower Our Youth

MY Family Pantry:

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors at MY Deah's on Jan 6th, 2017

Approximate # Meals & Snacks distributed: 5000

Families Served: 104
New Families Served 96  ⃒  New Families Served - 7| Individuals Served - 458
Families without Children- 18 | Families with Children- 78
Children- 267| Adults- 177 ⃒ Seniors- 14
Family Size:
1-3 members - 35 ⃒ 4-6 members - 37| 7+ members - 24

Alhamdulilah we were able to serve free groceries to 267 children, 177 adults and 14 senior citizens. My Family Pantry distributes fresh produce and groceries to hundreds of individuals every week.

A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped out with distributing produce on Saturday and with unloading on Thursday: Zeenet Ahmed, Omar Dahshi, Karum Abdulrahman, Atheer Shalash, Kelli Marioth, ReAnne Daye, Bayan Shalash, Yara Edor, Laura Eldaour, Jumana Edor, Abbas Siddiqui, Hibo Mahamoud, and Rahaf Shalash
MY Project USA's Highlights of 2017

End Of The Year Report: Continue Your Support in 2018

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We Are Very Grateful to Our Collaborators

Our Most Prominent Allies Include:  

- Columbus City Council 
- Columbus City Schools 
- City of Dayton - City Government 
- Welcome Dayton 
- Muslim Students' Association at The Ohio State University 
- United Way of Central Ohio 
- Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America 
- YWCA Dayton 
- Friends of the Hilltop 
- Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone 
- Central Ohio Rescue and Restore 
-Central Ohio Worker Center - Centro de Trabajadores de Central Ohio 
-St. James Episcopal Church Clintonville  
-International Socialist Organization - Columbus 
-People's Justice Project 
-The Salvation Army in Central Ohio 
-Wedgewood Management 
-Hilltop Community Worship Center 
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