He finds strength in his family, citing his father as his main inspiration. Amer moved from Canada to the United States at a young age and solidified his belief that attitude and behavior play a large role in determining one’s life path. He is a strong believer in personal relationships are an integral part of success, outside of business as well and believes anything can be attained through hard work and a willingness to grow.
“I believe in ambition,” he says, “one challenging themselves and someone being there to challenge them.” Amer has personally benefitted from being mentored. He was mentored throughout his academic career and says, “I understand the power of what someone that's behind you every step of the way means to our younger generation and generations to come.”
Amer hopes to expand SWAG’s reach both nationally and internationally. He believes that by looking at the education systems of other countries, such as Norway, the U.K., and Sweden, SWAG can improve its mentoring methods. Amer also hopes to start a scholarship fund and help gain additional funding in his time at SWAG.
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