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06/14/11

Iranian Alliances Across Borders Releases its Educational Philosophy

Source: Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)


www.iranianalliances.org

IAAB is proud to announce the release of its Educational Philosophy, the first of its kind developed by an organization in the Iranian American community and directed specifically at Iranian American youth.

IAAB's Educational Philosophy is based on over eight years of working directly with youth in the Iranian American community, as well as over 28 years of combined experience by IAAB staff in working with youth of color in the United States as well as internationally.

IAAB's Educational Philosophy is informed by an open, democratic, and participatory model of leadership that is grounded in diversity and a deep sense of collaboration. In brief, IAAB:

  • Promotes the notion of a community of learners in which empowerment is never top-down. Thus, inter-generational mentorship and collaboration are central to youth development.
  • Recognizes that the Iranian American community is diverse and vibrant. IAAB programs invite young Iranian Americans to reflect on their shared history and their place in the Iranian diaspora, while working to build solidarity across difference.
  • Situates Iranian American experiences in a boarder historical and global context. Students engage with the rich histories of communities of color in the U.S. as well as the struggles of immigrants and diasporic communities the world over.
  • Encourages students to access and take control of their narratives, to learn their histories, and to affirm their transcultural identities.

Students who participate in IAAB's programs leave with a stronger sense of self, history, agency, and community, developing lifelong friendships and the necessary skills to lead both inside and outside of the Iranian diaspora community.

As an organization that privileges youth, IAAB emphasizes and works to cultivate the potential of every young person, and the potential of the broader Iranian diaspora community.

To read IAAB's Educational Philosophy in full, please click here.

About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran.  The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community, promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more information about IAAB, please visit www.iranianalliances.org.

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