Passing the Torch of Success
Passing the Torch of Success (PTT) is an ongoing series of events showcasing the inspirational stories and achievements of the Iranian American community’s most successful individuals. Primarily aimed at the younger Iranian American population, Passing the Torch houses the collective experiences of accomplished Iranian Americans, from a variety of backgrounds and industries, with the intent of inspiring the next generation (NexGen) of leaders. Hosting the first PTT event in May 2009 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, PAAIA Board Members and local chapters have since been able to host PTT in major cities across the nation, thus, allowing PAAIA to reach a diverse audience. NexGen strongly believes in the power of narrative, and by directly exposing and connecting our community to the stories of hard work and success, our youth will have a vision to both learn from and aspire to. After all, only through inspiration can we harbor motivation for the future.