George is a co-founder of Syrian Youth Empowerment, an initiative to empower and mentor high school students in Syria and neighboring countries to secure scholarships and placements at universities in the United States. With support he received from grants and scholarships through the IIE Emergency Student Fund and the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, he was able to leave war-torn Syria and attend university in the United States, which gave him the spark to pay it forward.
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