Apply Now for CAIR-CA Youth Leadership Conference

Apply Now for CAIR-CA Youth Leadership Conference

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/7/06) – On August 17-20, the California chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host the 2nd Annual Muslim Youth Leadership and Empowerment Conference in Sacramento. The annual conference is intended to give Muslim youth the opportunity to meet and interact with state legislators, elected officials, key legislative staff, and community activists. It is also designed to teach leadership skills and promote community and political activism.

The highlight of the conference is a mock legislative session at the State Capitol. Conference participants will serve as State Senators while they debate public policy issues and prepare bills for the mock legislature on the floor of the State Senate.

Applications are available at:

The deadline to apply has been extended to July 12, 2006. There are 30 scholarships available to high school delegates.

WHEN: August 17-20, 2006

WHERE: State Capitol, Sacramento, California. Food, housing and travel to and from Sacramento will be accommodated by the CAIR-CA MYLP fund. Scholarship winners will reside in a local Sacramento hotel.

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269,