About the Founder

Aya Altantawi

Aya Altantawi is a 16 year old junior at the International Academy in White Lake, Michigan. She was brought into the foster system at the age of 14 after her mother's unexpected death. While in the system, she's experienced many different issues that she felt needed to be addressed. 


Aya founded Michigan Carriers of Hope (MCOH), a  non-profit organization with the goal to create awareness regarding the benefits and challenges with the current foster care system.   


Aya brings passion, drive, energy and experience in this area, and hopes to work collaboratively with other organizations to support children and young adults in the foster care system.


Aya's aspiration is to pursue a law degree, and focus her efforts towards helping those less fortunate.