Long-term – MEET is a three-year program. Our students see each other once a week (from October to May) and everyday for five consecutive weeks during each summer. Our students develop mutual respect, trust, and relationships built on a sustained, long-term experience. Our Alumni Program, which includes the MEET Alumni Venture Lab, provides significant opportunities for engagement as a means to achieve our impact.
Local – unlike other programs that bring their participants to locations outside the Middle East, MEET takes place in the region. This enables our students to fully internalize the skills, experience, and perspectives they gained at MEET within the context of the on-the-ground reality of their home environments. In the process, they get to know one another’s narratives and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities on the ground.
Skill based excellence model – MEET students engage in real-world projects, gain practical skills and professional development opportunities that empower them to successfully take on leadership roles at every stage of their careers. Additionally, our focus on excelling young individuals means that MEET students are well prepared to make positive social, economic, and political impact in their communities and region.