CEO Creates Nonprofit Supporting Youth in STEM

Faris Alami Launches Connecting Dots

TROY, MICHIGAN, September 30, 2021 – Faris Alami, CEO of International Strategic Management, Inc. (ISM) has launched Connecting Dots, a nonprofit that supports young entrepreneurs in STEM and entrepreneurship in global settings.  Over 5,000 students have already engaged in programs that encourage and support entrepreneurial and business trade missions internationally.    

“The goal of Connecting Dots is to engage youth by bringing programs and training to high school and college students looking to jumpstart their careers,” says Faris. “We are always honored to have such amazing talent from around the world and to share with them the experience of running a business, entrepreneurship and small business development activities in several communities; and in return we gain insights about their own entrepreneurial journey and the culture of doing business in their home country.”

Students engage in an intensive hands-on virtual learning experience that simulates an entrepreneurial mindset while teaching about business and international trade. Through this extraordinary opportunity, awareness is created around exciting careers in high-tech industries: many in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.  We call this STEMpreneurship®.

“By helping students better understand fundamental relationships that exist between STEM and entrepreneurship, we help them see that entrepreneurship is vital to every field of human endeavor in the 4th industrial revolution and beyond,” says Terrance Campbell, Global Trade Mission facilitator.

Whether as a student or program administrator, if you are interested in bringing these programs to your area, please fill out this request.  Want to help make a difference in student access to education and support ISM in offering more programs like these? Consider donating directly or adding Connecting Dots as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile.

About International Strategic Management

International Strategic Management, Inc. a leading U.S. advisory and capacity development provider within the economic development area covering: Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development; SMEs Development, and Leadership Development Our areas of expertise are strategic economic growth, strategic partnership development, entrepreneur education and training, technology & commercialization, youth entrepreneurship, and talent & workforce development. We are based in Troy, Michigan, and we have a representation in Spain and Egypt. ISM brings a proven expertise and a wide range of international experience in providing world-class services to the government sector, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs at every stage of business. Our expert team has designed and delivered thousands of training programs. We work in over 60 countries, and created a long-lasting impact on SMEs around the globe. Our experience includes working with the World Bank, US Department of State, Kauffman Foundation, and many other local and global leading institutions. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The goal of Connecting Dots is to engage youth by bringing programs and training to high school and college students looking to jumpstart their careers

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