Muslim Public Affairs Council Expands its Young Leaders Summits

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The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is expanding its Young Leaders Summits three-fold this summer offering college students the transformative opportunity to make a mark in the fields of government, entertainment and media.

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Our Summits provide a unique opportunity for the youth by introducing them to the inner working and the mover and shakers of these industries [government, entertainment and media].

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is expanding its Young Leaders Summits three-fold this summer offering college students the transformative opportunity to make a mark in the fields of government, entertainment and media.

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The online application is available at summits.mpac.org, and all applications must be submitted by Monday, April 25.

Learn more about MPAC's Young Leaders Summits on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blog.

By offering three Summits, MPAC Is seeking to expand the pool of emerging talent and new voices that can enrich the fields of policymaking, news media and the arts while also providing leadership development and creating a network of emerging leaders.

“We are excited to increase our Young Leaders Summits and provide more exposure to Muslim American youth,” said MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati. “Our Summits provide a unique opportunity for the youth by introducing them to the inner working and the movers and shakers of these industries.”

The Young Leaders Media Summit (June 15-18)

The Young Leaders Media Summit in New York City will give participants an exciting opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of the news media industry while experiencing the fast pace of life in the Big Apple.
Over four days, aspiring journalists and new media producers will get the chance to meet with prominent executives and reporters at top news outlets and get hands-on experience in telling stories. They'll also explore how social media has forced news agencies to evolve and learn about the processes of covering worldwide events from elections to revolutions.

The Young Leaders Hollywood Summit (June 26-29)

The Young Leaders Hollywood Summit in Los Angeles will explore the role film, TV and the arts play in shaping public opinion and provide practical tips for transforming talent into a successful career.

Located in the capital of the entertainment industry, the Summit will give young Muslim Americans the opportunity to learn about the magic behind the camera from scriptwriting to acting to directing, as well as the opportunity to meet network and studio executives, talent managers and screenwriters. With more and more emerging Muslim American artists entering Hollywood, this is a perfect opportunity for young artists who want to explore, or break into, the "biz."

The Young Leaders Policy Summit (July 25-30)

In its 4th year, the Young Leaders Policy Summit will provide top college and graduate students an insider look at the inner workings of the nation's capitol while simultaneously providing government officials and congressional leaders the opportunity to learn what is on the minds of young Muslim Americans.

Over the course of five days, delegates get a rare opportunity to meet with senior officials in federal agencies, members of Congress, directors of think tanks, and other prominent individuals and discuss current policy issues while also exploring career opportunities.

For more information, contact Young Leaders Program Coordinator Yasmin Hussein atyasmin (at) mpac (dot) org or (202) 547-7701

Founded in 1988, MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of Muslim Americans.

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