My name is Claudia and I’m a Freshman at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. I come from a family that is very involved in the community and a city that is passionate about creating a better future for the succeeding generation. It is because of these familial and communal values that I recognize the importance of education and how books play a major role in empowering our youth. As someone who feels empowered by my access to quality education, I feel it is my responsibility to give back and be a part of the academic success of the next generation.
I am currently a Junior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Psychology. I am a pre-medical student, aspiring to become a physician. Books for a Benefit has very transparently displayed the implications of providing students with the resources to excel in their literacy skills. To me, Books for a Benefit has taught me that being exposed to basic literary resources has been taken for granted and that everyone deserves an equal chance at education.
External Relations Chair
I am Aziza Ghanem and I am a Pre-Social Work student. I have a passion for helping people, traveling, and social justice. I wanted to be apart of Books for a Benefit when I realized there was such a strong correlation between literacy and many social justice issues. The work we are doing is very cool. We recognize that we are planting the seeds of goodness and literacy in all the work we do.
Hello, my name is Mariam Nasser and I am the Books for a Benefit Community Liaison. This organization is very important to me because it provides the means to bring literacy to various areas within the community. I am an avid reader myself and love the impact a good book can have.
Library Building Chair
Literacy Day Coordinator
My name is Celine and I am currently a Senior at Dearborn High School. I am the president of Dearborn High's Key Club , Vice President of the National Honor Society, and the founder of the Active Minds Chapter that is aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. My passion for public service and education have led me in the direction of Books for a Benefit. I am the Library Building Chair for the Books for a Benefit Community Chapter. Next year, I will enter college and hope to pursue degrees in public health and french language.
I am a Junior at Madonna University, majoring in Secondary Education and Social Studies with a minor in English. I will be a Student Teacher in Winter 2019 and my hope is to focus on 8th, 9th, or 12th grade. I am the Literacy Day Chair for the Books for a Benefit Community Chapter. I serve on Madonna University’s Student Student as the Speaker of the Senate, Senator for the College of Education, Rules & Ethics Committee Chair, and Election Committee Chair. I am the Student Senate Liaison for Society of Future Teachers, which is a registered student organization at Madonna. Additionally, I help run and set up events through Society of Future Teachers.
Hello! My name is Karim Kadouh, and I’m the Fundraising Chair for Books for a Benefit. I am currently an 8th grader at Bryant Middle School in Dearborn and a member of the Student Council. I plan on joining the National Honor Society at Dearborn High School next year. I have volunteered at the Islamic Center of America for over 3 years. I have an interest in law, and technology. My position at Books for a Benefit is to raise funds for our organization to continue doing great things for our community. I love Books for a Benefit because every child should have the right and privilege to read. Unfortunately a lot of underprivileged communities can not afford to buy their children books. That’s where Books for a Benefit comes in; we provide kids with books, goal setting, and sometimes we even build libraries in underprivileged communities!