The Muslim Youth Leadership Program is an intensive, five-day retreat in Boston which aims to activate young Muslims in Massachusetts in the world of organizing and changemaking through media literacy training, civic education, and organizing frameworks.


Over the course of five days, participants will

  • Hone their leadership skills while being given the tools to organize and advocate for their communities
  • Begin building a network of other like-minded young Muslim changemakers across Massachusetts
  •  Gain a deeper understanding of Massachusetts state politics, history, and culture
  • Meet lawmakers and improve their networking skills
  • Receive applicable and relevant media literacy training
  • Be a part of the very first cohort of young Muslim changemakers for CAIR Massachusetts


  • Must be in or entering high school
  • Must complete application by the deadline: 6/15/18
  • If accepted, must submit $200* admission fee by the deadline: 7/13/18
  • Must commit to attending all five days of MYLP

Important Dates

  • Applications go out: April 25th
  • Application deadline: June 15th
  • Application decisions: June 19th
  • Admission fee deadline: July 13th
  • Program Orientation: July 29th
  • Program dates: August 9th-12th 

For Further Questions, Please Contact

  • Sumaiya Zama, Youth Empowerment Coordinator
    • 857-327-8923

*CAIR-MA will assist in fundraising for your fee prior to its due date!


Contact Us


123 South Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111


1+(617) 862-9159


Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm