Our successful youth programs have provided participants with outlets to promote and inspire confidence, curiosity, and leadership skills, helping them develop the tools necessary to become civically conscious members of society.
MCN is also developing cross-generational leadership development programs that will focus on building connections between adults and youth, allowing all generations of our community to work together towards common goals.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Launched in 2012, Muslim Youth NYC (MY NYC) empowers the next generation of leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, such as root cause analysis, community organizing and conflict resolution; develop their confidence and identity as leaders; and initiate social justice projects of their choosing to address issues of importance to them. The after school program takes place in an interactive hands-on environment during the academic year. Students of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the program.
The MY NYC Bridge youth mentorship program was developed to engage young Muslim men in community service, leadership and professional development, and encourage civic engagement. The program connects high school students to positive role models from similar backgrounds within the broader Muslim Community who are making an impact in their personal and professional fields. The mentorship format has proven to be of critical importance for encouraging youth to explore potential career paths, boost their confidence and self-esteem, and understand how they can positively contribute to their communities.
To become a MY NYC Bridge mentor or mentee, contact the MY NYC Bridge Program Coordinator as Asad.Dandia@mcnny.org