We are inspired by empowered youth

Advance Youth Now was founded by Sawsan and Fawwaz, a brother and sister team who are both successful entrepreneurs and strongly believe in entrepreneurship for youth. The mentorship style they bring to AYN is the same as the one they use to empower their own teenagers.

Sawsan is an academic turned entrepreneur. With a PhD from the University of London she has empowered girls into STEM and tech careers through involvement with business, school programmes and youth-focused institutions.

Fawwaz is an industry leader in business consulting globally operating in all continents. Entrepreneur from the age of 24, he has generated over 30m USD in sales worldwide through consulting, property and investment.

Fuad and Catherine are their own teens who have discovered at first hand the life changing experience of adopting entrepreneurship early alongside school and other activities. Catherine at 17 has published a book, and Fuad at 15 has his own T-shirt design business.

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“I believe in teaching young people the value of networking as well as the skills required to follow up on the people you meet.”

Fawwaz Khuri