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Group photo at Boys Hope Girls Hope
Ib—far left, back row—poses with staff and scholars at Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) for a photo after speaking to them on June 24, 2013. BHGH of Baltimore is a "non-profit multi-denominational organization that provides at-risk children with stable home, positive parenting, high quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential."

 

Inspiring, Empowering and Mentoring Young People

Ib speaks at University of Baltimore Commencement
Ib was Representative of the Senior Class to speak at the May 2009 University of Baltimore Commencement Ceremony. He reminded his colleagues to always prove the "knowledge that works" and to also give back to their communities.
Ib speaks at University of Baltimore Commencement
Ib was honored to represent his class at the University of Baltimore commencement ceremony in May 2009.
Ib speaks at University of Baltimore Commencement
Inspired graduates and their guests at the May 2009 University of Baltimore Commencement Ceremony.
Ib speaks at University of Baltimore Commencement
May 2009 University of Baltimore Commencement Ceremony.
Ib speaks at University of Baltimore during International Education Week
Far right: Ib presents at University of Baltimore during International Education Week in 2007. He spoke about a holiday widely celebrated in The Gambia.
Ib speaks at CCBC
Ib represented University of Baltimore's Helen P. Denit Honors Program to speak to honor students at the Community College of Baltimore County in 2009.
Ib speaks at University of Baltimore Scholarship Luncheon Celebration
Ib was guest speaker at University of Baltimore's 2009 Annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebration hosted by the University's president Rob Bogomolny. He addressed students, staff, alumni, and scholarship donors. 
Ib and students at Haford Day School
Ib was guest speaker at Harford Day School in Maryland where he spoke in separate sessions to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students in commemoration of International Day on March 5, 2010. He also shared his artwork with the students.
Ib and students at Haford Day School
Ib, fifth from left (back row), poses with students at Harford Day School after speaking to them during International Day celebration on March 5, 2010.
Ib and students from Oldfields School in MD
Ib poses with students and staff at Oldfields School in Maryland after "teaching" there during Global Awareness Day on April 7, 2010.
Ib and students from Oldfields School in MD
Ib poses with students at Oldfields School in Maryland after "teaching" there during Global Awareness Day.
Ib speaks to youths from Rome, Georgia
Ib, centered, poses with 60 youths from Trinity UMC, Rome, Georgia after hosting them in Baltimore for two days in his church, Old Otterbein UMC, in May 2009. He used the opportunity to speak to them, inspiring them to reach out for the very best in life.
Ib speaks to youths from Rome, Georgia
Ib speaks to 55 youths from Rome, GA in June 2011.
Ib speaks to youths from Rome, Georgia
Ib preached on 'reviving our faith' and overcoming the storms in our lives on Oct. 12, 2014, at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Michigan. Photo credit: Dan Raglin.

 


Last updated: Jan. 6, 2016

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It seems like you came from a long, hard journey, and your story was a great inspiration to me. I loved that story you told us. I had great interest in it. I’d be the first person to buy your book, whenever you write one.

Melissa Blackwell, Youth from Trinity United Methodist Church, Rome, Georgia.

Ibrahim, that was a very inspiring speech on graduation day. We looked at each other right as you were leaving the stage. I am the son of political refugees from Cuba, so your story touched me in a special way. Your story is material for writing a book someday. Keep making speeches like that where anyone will listen. Many people in this country are hungry for stories like yours. It is inspiring.

— Victor Chavez, Junior Accountant, Catholic Charities and University of Baltimore Graduate.