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The Torchbearers Retreat is a groundbreaking effort to build on the VHMC experience (highschool.imakespace.com) and revive MSAs at high schools in a way that would be lasting. The current “now you see it, now you don’t” condition of HS MSAs is a contributing factor for much of the juvenile delinquency among Muslim high schoolers. We all know there are Muslim kids that do drugs, run away from home, are abusive towards their parents, are involved in crime or partake in other questi0nable activities. A lack of good MSAs is also the reason behind kids missing out on gaining sound Islamic knowledge and a adopting a well-balanced American Muslim identity.
This problem can only be addressed by sound leadership, not from outside, but within the high schools where the kids’ own peers are leaders and visionaries and provide them with guidance, direction and motivation
The Torchbearers Retreat is two day intensive training to mold competent and successful leaders for the DMV High School MSAs. Our focus is to facilitate the success and benefit of the MSAs within local High Schools, while also training students to become effective leaders. In this program we will provide leadership training, practical skills of running a high school association, team building/growth opportunities and an understanding of the student’s responsibility to the MSA community. Our goal is to not only promote a strong individual MSA within each high school but also to facilitate a broader support network encompassing all of the local schools and their leadership.
Day 1: Hemlock, Team Building Exercises and LOTS OF FUN! (Saturday, Nov 16, 8am – 4pm)
Day 2: George Mason University, Leadership Training (Friday, December 6, 5pm – 10pm)
The program will also consist of an all-day adventure at Hemlock Overlook!!!
To register, click on this link.
See who else is going by checking out the event on Facebook.read more
Submission deadline: November 27th at 11:59pm Eastern
Submissions should include any visual aid you will use in your presentation (PowerPoint, Video, Sound) as well as the script you will use or a video of you speaking. Please use the TED-talk style as the inspiration for your high quality presentation. *Note: you may want to use a private YouTube channel to upload your video and send a link instead of emailing an entire video* Revolutionary ideas about how to transform the American Muslim community can be in any field, including but not limited to: art, medicine, food, engineering, entrepreneurship, law, information systems, education, fashion, research, spirituality, gender roles and marketing. The list goes on and on!
Presenters will be notified if they have been selected for the December 6th, 2013, showcase no later than December 1, 2013. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
Be creative, be raw, be YOU.
See who else is going by checking out the event on Facebook.
When: Saturday, December 7 (6pm – 11pm)
Where: George Washington University Amphitheaterread more
In a short span of time, MakeSpace has achieved its goal of bringing youth and young professionals together in its educational, recreational, community service and civic engagement programs. We reach close to 1,000 people daily on social media, serve more than 100 brothers and sisters who attend our programs in person every week and are continuing to engage more talented individuals and groups every day to create a ripple effect of positive change in our community.
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P.O. Box 150084
Alexandria, VA 22315
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Our tax exempt application is pending but all donations are still tax deductible. Here is the tax exemption application receipt.read more