This experience cannot be described in words. It has to be experienced, and I believe every Muslim youth who can, should. Although it is difficult for one person to change a system, collectively I learned this week that there is nothing we can't do.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
The deadline for the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) unique Young Leaders Summits has been extended to Wednesday, May 11. Applicants have two more weeks to submit applications for MPAC’s three summits this summer.
This year, MPAC proudly announced its Young Leaders Summits will expand three-fold, offering Muslim American undergraduate and graduate students with a transformative opportunity to make their mark in news media, the entertainment industry and government.
In the words of 2010 Summit alum Jalal Ansari, currently a college freshman in New York City:
"This experience cannot be described in words. It has to be experienced, and I believe every Muslim youth who can, should. Although it is difficult for one person to change a system, collectively I learned this week that there is nothing we can't do."
The Muslim Public Affairs Council has published a video that gives a peek at last year's National Young Leaders Summit in DC and also a taste of what the three summits will offer this summer.
By offering three Young Leaders Summits, MPAC seeks to expand the pool of emerging talent and new voices that can enrich the fields of news media, the arts and policymaking while also providing leadership development and creating a network of emerging leaders.
YOUNG LEADERS MEDIA SUMMIT | New York City | June 15-18
The Young Leaders Media Summit 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.
YOUNG LEADERS HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT | Los Angeles | 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."
YOUNG LEADERS POLICY SUMMIT | Washington, DC | 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.
The online application is now available at http://summits.mpac.org, and all applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 11. For more information, contact MPAC’s Young Leaders Program Coordinator Yasmin Hussein at yasmin(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.