Young Muslims Conference
Formerly “Youth Conference,” YM uses the opportunity of both national and regional ICNA conventions to organize and deliver a conference dedicated to prevalent youth issues. At these conferences, we are able to reach youth from across the nation, members or not, and give scholars the platform to address the Muslim youth of America. In recent years we’ve had conferences focused on restoring your roots, connecting to Allah, building a blueprint to a lasting legacy, avoiding negative influences, and more!
Young Muslims Leadership Conference
Formerly “National Neighbornet Coordinator Conference,” this conference is a coming together of all of YM’s leadership. We use this opportunity to allow our leaders to network with their peers nationally, and learn and grow as leaders both in and outside of the organization. We focus on teachable skills, education, and evolving mindsets and perspectives that they can use to be the best YM worker they can be, and moreover carry on through their lives and work outside of the organization. This year we are looking to partner with other Islamic organizations who want to invest in their future leadership.
Young Muslims prides itself in grassroots Islamic work powered by spiritual growth and development. To ensure the spiritual and mental upkeep of our leadership, YM organizes small and regular local conferences called tarbiyyah retreats. We believe in our work and workers having a deep spiritual foundation.
As an organization we serve the youth in many ways. Along with spiritual and personal development we also place a big emphasis on professional development, we make sure our members achieve career and academic advancement. We believe that part of carrying the torch of Islam in America is to be integrated and successful in academia and the workplace. To achieve this goal, we are organizing and planning webinars, resume and application editing, career advice workshops, mentorship, connections to alumni, and more!
On top of being an organization that serves for the youth, we take pride in our collaborations with various organizations in relief and humanitarian efforts nationally and locally through our different NeighborNets. Some of these collaborations include Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), ICNA Relief, Islamic Relief, WhyIslam, MSA, MIST, and more. We believe in providing our members different opportunities to give back to their communities through these efforts.
On a grassroots level, several of our NeighborNets have partnerships with local charities and regularly participate in soup kitchens, food pantries, food distribution, park cleanups, and more! We periodically have national campaigns, such as #OurThreeWinners and #LikeAMirror to amplify and unify the work, as well as to address national issues..
We also have a partnership with Helping Hand and sponsor YM members to travel on international relief efforts, such as Youth For Jordan and Youth for Bangladesh.
What is Retreat?
Young Muslims retreat is more than just a weekend getaway. It is an environment where you will learn, leadership, confidence, and how to contribute to your community. At Young Muslims camps, we believe in empowering you with the motivation and skills to be a proud Muslim while having fun at campfires, education activities, and building bonds of brotherhood.
Who is it for?
Young Muslims retreat is all about meaningful relationships. Due to the increase of social media, genuine brotherhood and interaction has deteriorated. We create a fun environment which encourages youth to relax and have a amazing time playing sports, high rope activities, and watersports. Our retreat targets youth between the ages of 15-25
What makes Young Muslim retreat special?
Young Muslims retreat offers a change to our daily routine. Our camps are in secluded areas where we give the opportunity to unplug and enjoy the company of your fellow cabin mates. Youth in America need to have stronger bonds of brotherhood so our communities can become stronger.