Youth Leadership

Connecting Communities, Creating New Spaces for Engagement

Youth Programming

Our youth programs aim to empower the next generation of Muslims with the tools they need to champion roles of leadership. We do this through:

Civic Fellowship

Muslim Youth NYC (MYNYC) is a leadership development program engaging Muslim high-school youth in community organizing, conflict resolution, and public speaking.

Covid-19. Hate Crimes. Figuring out #LifeGoals. Whatever’s on your mind, we can help you do something about it.

Looking for advice on your career and life goals? Need to connect with Muslim professionals?

Bridge Mentorship

Bridge mentorship program pairs 17 to 24 year-old mentees with mentors who are working in a profession of interest to the mentee. 

MEET OUR CIVIC FELLOWS!

Riskiya Vahobova

Riskiya Vahobova is a 11th grade student at James Madison High School. She is the team captain on her school’s cross-country team. She describes herself as a feminist, foodie, trilingual Muslim, singer, athlete, and lactose intolerant baker!

Noor Sukkar

Noor Sukkar is a 11th grader at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. Noor recently moved to NYC from Florida. She describes herself as a feminist, mental health advocate, and shopaholic!

Marjona Ulmasova

Marjona Ulmasova is a 10th grader from James Madison High School in Brooklyn.

Maisha
Zui

Maisha Zui is a 11th grader at The Brooklyn Latin School in Queens. She identifies as a first generation American, who is passionate about healthcare, the environment, and systemic racism.

Maimunna Muntaha

Maimunna Muntaha is a 11th grader at Townsend Harris High School in Brooklyn. She describes herself as a feminist, liberal, enjoys traveling and cooking, and is an extrovert!

Emre Turkmen

Emre Turkmen is a 10th grade student at James Madison High School. He describes himself as a student, volunteer, debater, and avid traveler!

Muddsar Yassen

Muddsar Yassen is in the 11th grade at James Madison High School. He identifies as a pakistaini-american, who is family oriented. He describes himself as a hustler, reformist, self-made, hard working and optimistic!

Hummairah Chowdhury

Hummairah Chowdhury is a 10th grader at the Bronx High School of Science. She describes herself as a volunteer, debater, environmentalist, liberal, feminist, foodie, passionate, and family oriented.

Toaha Muhammad

Toaha Muhammad is a 11th grader at The Bronx High School of Science. He describes himself as a peacemaker, Muslim and Bengali-American.

Abida Khan

Abida Khan is a 11th grade student at the High School for Environmental Studies in Brooklyn. Abida is a self-described rebel, is passionate about human rights and mental health. She is creative and artistic!

Khawng Tun

Khawng Tun is an 11th grader at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. Khawng describes himself as persistent and passionate against racism and xenophobia.

Tamana Jabbar

Tamana Jabbar is a 11th grader at Al Mamoor Islamic School in Queens. She is a self-described straight forward and honest person. She loves basketball and politics. She fervently follows elections and local politics.

Lamis
Idris

Lamis Idris is a 11th grade student at Edward R Murrow High School. Lamis describes herself as a African Muslim hijabi and liberal feminist, who is outspoken and feels empowered by her Hijab and religion. She hopes to break down hijab stereotypes!

Ummatun Ahmed

Ummatun Ahmed is a 11th grader at Al Noor High School in Brooklyn. She describes herself an environmentalist, and avid reader, and a peacemaker.

Angel Legaspi

Angel Legaspi is a 11th grade student at James Madison High School in Brooklyn.

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