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Calling All Iranian-American High School Students

Washington, D.C. -- Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) is looking for bright and motivated Iranian-American high school students to enter our Iranian-American Essay Contest and participate in our Iranian-American Leadership Camp.

Partnering with the skilled professional counselors of Thompson Island Outward Bound, IAAB will host the first Iranian-American Leadership Camp for high school students June 25-30, 2006, on Thompson Island, MA, located one mile off the coast of Boston.

This summer, sixty campers will have the chance to meet and form long lasting friendships with fellow Iranian-Americans from around the country. While participating in fun and challenging activities in a beautiful secure setting, they will acquire leadership skills that will benefit them in everything they do. Campers will learn to work in groups to achieve common goals - all while increasing awareness of the Iranian language and culture.  For more information regarding housing arrangements, activities, safety issues, and other details, please visit our website:

IAAB has also created an opportunity for high school students to communicate their unique experiences growing up Iranian-American through our Iranian-American Essay Contest.  This contest not only provides an opportunity for expression, but also a chance to win a full scholarship to IAAB's Leadership Camp. The main question that the contest poses is: Has your Iranian-American upbringing ever put you in a unique situation that made you aware of your dual identity?

Essay Contest Finalists will be selected with the help of our distinguished guest judges: Afshin Molavi, Tara Bahrampour, Persis Karim, Nahid Mozaffari, and Arlene Dallalfar.  Submissions must be 1000-1500 words in length, and can be mailed to

Through these projects, IAAB looks forward to meeting promising high school students who are eager to become strong leaders in their communities and express their voices!

Details of the Iranian-American Leadership Camp:  APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 15, 2006, and can be found on our website:

Please do not hesitate to contact us at or 703-362-7003 with any questions/concerns.


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