*The applications for MYLP 2018 has closed, stay tuned for our program in Summer 2019!* 

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 change-making 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
  • 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: 2018 Applications Closed
  • Application decisions: 2018 Decisions Sent
  • 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
    • szama@cair.com

*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