CAIR-Houston 2020 Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

The 2020 CAIR-Houston Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium is a one-day conference that introduces American Muslim students to the areas of media, law, civic engagement and social justice by local experts. This conference is an opportunity for Muslim youth in Houston, Texas to learn leadership skills, different career paths, and movements that have and continue to shape our future. At the end of the conference, participants will be matched with mentors for lasting connections.


The 2020 CAIR-Houston Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium will help local youth understand issues, build a plan of faith in action and realize their potential.


Through a series of interactive activities, workshops, and inspiring speakers, participants will learn how to create social change locally and beyond.

We at CAIR-Houston believe that empowering American Muslims begins with our youth. Everyone has a role to play and anyone can make a difference. Start your social justice and leadership journey with the local chapter of the nation’s largest civil rights organization- CAIR.

Who: Greater Houston Youth (8th to 12th grade)
When: Sunday, April 19, 2020 (9 am to 4 pm)

Where: TBA

During the conference:

Please email any questions to Ambreen Hernandez, CAIR-Houston’s Communications Coordinator at  ahernandez@cair.com 

Note: The deadline to submit student application is Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at midnight. Student applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please complete all required fields; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants must at least be in the 8th grade to apply. Please prepare answers to the following essay prompts before starting the online application. You must fill out the entire online application including answers to both essay prompts to be considered.

We are looking for mentors to match up with Muslim students who are interested in faith, advocacy, civic engagement, and social justice. We want mentors who are active within the Muslim community to coach the next generation of leaders.

Click here to Apply to be a Mentor (Ideal for professionals)

Youth Committee Members will help with organizing efforts for the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium. Join to make an impact on our Houston youth for participants and beyond!

Click here to Apply to be a MYLS Youth Committee Member

(Ideal for College/University Students)