(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/25/2008) – The California chapters of the Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) recently held their fourth annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) conference at the state capitol building in Sacramento.
The four-day conference featured workshops on community organizing and advocacy, public speaking and media activism. The highlight of the conference was the ‘Mock Legislature’ session on the Senate floor, during which participants served as legislators as they debated public policy issues. Thirty-five high school students from throughout California participated in the conference.
SEE: CAIR-CA: Teens Attend Muslim Youth Leadership Program (Press-Enterprise)
“It is important that we empower the youth with a message of unity and hope,” said CAIR-CA Chairman Masoud Nassimi. “We anticipate that this program will empower American Muslim youth to pursue leadership positions that will help strengthen this nation.”
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