The Inspired Youth League
The Inspired Youth League is a ten-week summer fellowship for 10-14 year old American and Canadian Muslims that are aspiring to change the world with their words, ideas, and creativity. Whether your canvas is YouTube like ZaidAliTV or the dinner table like MyHalalKitchen or the digital newspaper like Ummah Wide our goal is to help you get there.
We have designed a ten-week curriculum that allows fellows to: (a) gain exposure to various forms art through weekly online webinars featuring American-Muslim creative leaders, (b) tactically learn how to create various forms of art from creative leaders and weekly coursework, and (c) experiment with creative development through creating a form of art in our secret (but, totally awesome) “final exhibit.” The art will be publicly displayed. Fellows will also play a critical role in advising Noor Kids in its future creative development.
The fellowship will include speakers and lessons within the following disciplines:
- Culinary arts
- Spoken Word (Poetry)
The program runs from June 26, 2015 – August 28, 2015. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements and Selection Criteria
Our inaugural class will have no more than 20 fellows across North America. Fellows will be selected based on (a) demonstrated interest, (b) future aspirations, and (c) commitment to the American-Muslim community.
In order to apply, fellows must:
- Between 10 and 14 years old at the time of entering the program
- Ability to commit a minimum of 3-5 hours per week for ten weeks; fellows that miss more than one week of events will be asked to forfeit their position
- Use of Google+ Video Chatting platform
- Receive parent authorization to participate in this program
All applications are due by June 14th, 2015 at 12:00am PST.