Muslim Youth Awarded Grant for Situational Leadership Training

Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA) youth have been awarded a $2300 grant from Youth As Resources to train 40 teens on situational leadership topics of systems thinking, problem solving, decision-making and vision.
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BALTIMORE - June 10, 2018 - PRLog -- Two 15-year old Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA) youth were awarded a $2,300 grant to prepare high school year deal with real-life situations. The program will allow up to forty youth to learn and practice systems thinking, problem solving, decision-making and vision, skills which are necessary to handle stressful life situations. The two youth realized that schools do not teach the skills needed for young people to know how to handle situations that they get exposed to in real-life.

"It is no surprise that today's society exhibits a faster pace and is much more complex than ever before witnessed due to the advancements in technology, social media, and the internet of things..This increased complexity of the environment in which young people interact and live imposes challenges never before experienced by a young generation, and is only expected to increase in complexity. This leads to anxiety, stress, lack of vision, feelings of helplessness and frustration. These problems manifest themselves in  forms such as violence, depression, school drop-outs, substance abuse and other social ills", says Naseem and Muhammad the two youth who submitted a proposal to Youth as Resources in the fall of 2017.

To learn more about the initiative click here to watch a video developed by the youth at

School principals and community leaders in the Baltimore region are invited to contact the youth at the links below to share with their students and PTAs the opportunity to join the workshops at no cost.

Islamic Leadership Institute of America is a 501c(3) nonprofit educational and research organization founded in the State of Maryland in 2009/1430 to promote leadership development, education and research based on Islamic values and principles, through personalized experiential learning leadership programs. The organization serves both youth ages 9-25 and adults over 25 through leadership certification, coaching & mentoring, community capacity building and internships. The organization services are open to all individuals regardless of their faith. In addition to its educational and research mission it provides youth development and counseling services for ages 13-25 with support for youth suffering from substance abuse, homelessness, domestic challenges, academic suspension, unemployment and operates a Youth Crisis Line.

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