Fall 2018 MYLS Session:
Break the Cycle.
October 27th, 2018
Break the Cycle is the tenth anniversary of the MYLS youth initiative and is the thirteenth symposium we will be hosting. The symposium’s goal is to organize youth from all over Chicagoland to promote ways muslim youth can be civically engaged in their own communities. We plan to promote such ideas by bringing in a host of influential speakers and leading workshops that help inspire the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. The program will be an all day event starting with registration at 9 AM and will end at 6 PM with Maghrib prayer.
WHY MYLS CHICAGO?
MYLS Chicago is a program set out to help Muslim students learn and be capable of correcting misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. We help Muslim students become leaders for the future.
Through MYLS Chicago, students learn about identity, activism, leadership, communication, service, and community.
We meet with fellow Muslim students from across Chicagoland and help them gain an appreciation for different perspectives and diversity within their communities. We provide guidance in finding their self-definition of Muslim Americans, making sure to also allow space for them to cope with stereotypes. By gaining exposure to social movements in the Muslim community, students learn from Muslim leaders to become leaders themselves.
Students learn to analyze the root causes of social conflict and generate proactive solutions, promote positive goals and values, develop effective leadership and communication skills, and move to make an impact in their community. They apply their skills to create a variety of service projects and become more constructive citizens.
Notable speakers for the MYLS conference include Rami Nashashibi, Yaser Tabbara, and Imam Frederick Thaufeer al-Deen.
Years of Serving Communities
Our first conference was in 2007! We're happy to continue the effort to motivate Muslim American youth to become socially conscious and active in their communities.
Every year, we have a bolstering class of young Muslim Americans eager to contribute to their communities.