If you’re in middle or high school, chances are at some point you had to break down the meaning of Islam to your friends or explain how Islam is against terrorism to your classmates. With media saturated with negative images of Muslims and Islam, CAIR-Philadelphia designed a program to provide you with the platform to discuss civil rights and community issues that arise in your daily life.
What Is the Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP)?
The MYLP encourages youth (ages 12-16) to be proud of their Muslim identity and it promotes civic engagement and activism.
Workshops and conferences focus on:
- Building a positive American Muslim Identity
- Standing up against Bullying and Harassment
- Learning about Civil Rights
- Understanding and working with People of Other Faiths
- Getting involved in the Larger Community
Over 250 students participated in MYLP workshops and conferences so far!
What Are Participants Saying?
2013 Muslim Youth Leadership Workshops
2-hour interactive workshops about religious rights in school, dealing with bullying and answering tough questions about Muslims and Islam.
- Challenging bullying in a school setting
- Get your voice heard using media
- Countering stereotypes and answering questions about Muslims
The War Within Our Hearts
- Building a healthy Muslim identity (Saturday only; 3 hour/2-part course)
CAIR-Philadelphia conducts 2-day weekend leadership conferences for high school students. Conferences focus on addressing critical issues in the areas of civil rights, media and interfaith relations. Students walk away knowing how to protect and assert their rights, learning how to prevent and deal with bullies in school and having a sense of pride to be both Muslim and American.
Spring 2010 – “Interfaith & Community Relations”
Winter 2010 – “Media & Communications”
Fall 2009 – “Civil Rights Advocacy”
Request a Workshop
To request a MYLP workshop, please fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.