Muslim Youth Leadership Summit Winter Session 2023

MYLS 2023 Participants

Held January 7-8, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
at Islamic Cultural Center of Willow Grove (502 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090)

This weekend-long training is the perfect opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, learn the best ways to advocate and organize for issues YOU are passionate about, hear from local professionals currently doing the groundwork, network with other young leaders, and add to your school applications/resume! 

For any questions or comments please reach out to CAIR-Philadelphia Youth Leadership and Advocacy Projects Coordinator Asiyah Jones at

Summit Schedule   📃  Download PDF


9:45 AM: Arrival/Check-in

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Welcome
With Razin Karu (Islamic Society of Willow Grove) and Ahmet Tekelioglu, Asiyah Jones, and Zeynep Emanet (CAIR-Philadelphia)

10:15 AM – 10:45 PM
Courage and Change-making: Insights from a Local Leader
With Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer

10:45 AM – 11:45 PM
Session 1: Training for Change
With Peter Pedemonti (New Sanctuary Movement)

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Session 2: Young Professionals Panel

With Tom Hasani, Sumaiyah Bynum, Ibrahim Jaaber, Humna Rub

1:00 – 2:15 PM
Lunch, Spoken Word (by Ibrahim Jaaber) & Dhuhr

2:30 – 3:50 PM
Session 3: Public Speaking Jeopardy
With Timmie Mirza (Toastmasters)

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Session 4: Navigating Conflict and Disagreements: Being Confident and Graceful

With Rachel Baldi


10:15 – 11:30 AM
Session 5: School District Leadership & CAIR-Philadelphia Campaigns
With Ahmet Tekelioglu and Asiyah Jones (CAIR-Philadelphia)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 6: Mental Health and Wellbeing
With Chaplain Patricia Anton (Penn Muslim Life)

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Dhuhr 

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Session 7: School District Leadership Pt.2
What Now? Action Plan
With CAIR-Philadelphia

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Session 8: Navigating Difficult Questions as Young Muslim Leaders
With Iftekhar Hussain

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Debrief and Thank You