(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/7/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today opened registration for its 4th annual Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (#MYLS2018) to be held Tuesday, April 3, at the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis.
This year's symposium, open to youth ages 14 to 21, is themed "Developing the Language of Leadership Through the Art of Communication."
WHAT: Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium 2018 #MYLS2018
WHO: Muslim Youth Ages 14-21
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, Md.
COST: Early Bird Registration: $10, After March 3: $15
REGISTRATION LINK: https://MdMYLS2018.eventbrite.com
[NOTE: All past Maryland MYLS programs have exceeded capacity. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register early to reserve a spot.]
“Communication plays an important role in our daily lives. As the foundation of human interaction, it facilitates information-sharing and enables us to establish connections with one another. It is a powerful, invaluable skill for every effective leader to build confidence, cultivate growth, preserve professional relationships, and increase productivity,” said CAIR’s Maryland outreach representative Zainab Chaudry.
CAIR’s MYLS program is designed to train participants to develop strong leadership skills through raising self-awareness and mastering effective verbal and non-verbal interactions with others. Students will tour state buildings, meet with elected leaders and participate in skill-building exercises.
The core mission of MYLS is to encourage civic and political engagement among American Muslim youth, empower them to guide their communities from the margins to the mainstream of society and to help foster a well-integrated American Muslim identity that flourishes in a pluralistic society.
CAIR has been organizing youth leadership programs in states across the country for more than a decade. Participants of these programs have gone on to become respected community leaders, activists, community organizers, and youth leaders.
The mission of MYLS is to encourage civic and political engagement by American Muslim youth, empower them to guide their communities from the margins to the mainstream of society and to provide resources to foster a well-integrated American Muslim identity that flourishes in a pluralistic America.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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