The Afghan American Youth Council is a US-based non-profit organization that works for the wellbeing of the people of Afghanistan on multiple fronts including economic uplifting, cultural awareness, and social awareness. The organization was formed by Afghan natives residing in the United States who have a need to help people living in their home country.
The Afghan American Youth Council, collects funds from various individuals within the USA as well as other parts of the world. The funds that are collected by the organization are then used for various carefully chosen projects. The Afghan American Youth Council has had the privilege to host various events outside Afghanistan that are intended to promote and raise awareness around Afghan culture. The organization recently participated in a parade that was held at the Fairplex in Pomona where they were able to spread awareness around Afghan culture to the thousands of people in attendance.
In addition the organization arranged different events including the Afghan Art & Film Festival that was held in June 2005. The event may be regarded as revolutionary because it was the first organized showcase of Afghan culture in USA. The Afghan Art & Film Festival was held in major cities in New York, Virginia, California, and Canada.
The Afghan Jeshen (celebration) Festival was held on the day of liberty for the country — August 21st 2005 in Marina Del Ray Burton Chase Park. Approximately 500 guests belonging to different sectors attended.
The Afghan American Youth Council also organized the Eid Benefit Concert in January 2005 at the Hilton Hotel in South Bay, CA. The funds generated from the concert were used to finance the medical training program held in Afghanistan. In addition the organization is working with and providing support for non-governmental organizations like Muslim Aid, Malalay Elementary School, and Islamic Relief.
It is believed that organizations like Afghan American Youth Council not only help raise cultural awareness around the country in the rest of the world but also, through their benevolence and humanity help people in different parts of the world work for the betterment of their natives who have existed in calamities for decades.