The Muslim Youth Leadership Council is a group of Muslim-identifying people ages 16-24 from across the country, working locally and nationally as activists, organizers, writers, and leaders on intersectional issues affecting young Muslims. Muslim Youth Leadership focuses on four main areas of work: countering Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate, and working towards racial justice in our communities.
What do Muslim Youth organizers do?
Muslim Youth Leadership is a year-long leadership council dedicated to bringing together young Muslim identifying people in the United States and furthering their goals of becoming leaders within their communities and beyond. The Council runs from September – May, with opportunities for summer work as well.
Youth Leaders will work to educate, mobilize and amplify issues impacting their communities by engaging in a variety of ways including:
- Raising awareness among Muslim identifying young people, especially Muslim youth and immigrant Muslims and Refugees.
- Developing social media campaigns , opinion pieces, and cultural content to spread the word about the issues we care about
- Engaging and mobilizing Muslim youth in our respective locations around issues that impact them and their communities/campuses
- Building partnerships with traditional Muslim communties and the mainstream MSA movement to highlight the existence of Muslim youth
- Organize Camping, Skiing and other Sports Activities
- Participate in spirtual nights in Ramadan
In addition to receiving trainings, resources, and peer-to-peer education throughout the year, young people accepted to the program will attend a virtual Youth Activist Institute from September .
Who can apply to Muslim Youth Program?
Applicants must be:
- Ages 16-24
- Identify as Muslim
- Be based in the Albany,United States
Note: It is not required that you are a college student to apply. We welcome all young people who align with our mission.