Muslim Youth NYC (MY NYC) is the Muslim Consultative Network’s youth leadership development program for high school students. MY NYC started in September 2011, with the aim of training and mentoring young Muslims attending Islamic High Schools in leadership and basic community organizing skills so that they can catalyze and support grassroots social justice advocacy that is of interest to them.
Since then, MCN has built upon that vision to further respond to the needs of the Muslim Community of New York. In 2013, MCN expanded the MY NYC Leadership Program to include public high schools around NYC with the aim of bringing the diverse youth of New York City - regardless of faith, racial or ethnic backgrounds - together under common ground: social justice and equality for all. In an interactive hands-on environment, MY NYC empowers the next generation of leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, develop their confidence and identity as leaders, and initiate social justice projects to address issues of importance to them.
The MY NYC Leadership Project is open to high school students from 9th-12th grades living throughout New York City. Qualifying participants express interest in leadership development and social justice, show strong commitment, and are in good academic standing. We have partnered with Al-Noor School, Urban Assembly School of Criminal Justice and Claremont International High School, and are looking to expand to more schools and mosques.
To learn more about bring the MY NYC Leadership Program to your high school, youth center, or religious institution, contact MCN Program Associate and MY NYC Coordinator Maryam Said at firstname.lastname@example.org.