Youth are not the future, they are the Present! They are who we must develop, train and place in strategic community leadership positions to lead our communities today and tomorrow! ISNA, for over 35 years has had this focus in action and through its YouthDev Dept and Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) program. These platforms have provided youth with the leadership, experience and positive youth development needed in order to be the leaders of today.
However we realize that even with our national reach, it is communities that play the most significant role in youth development. Communities provide the monthly, weekly and daily connection between youth and their positive development. ISNA was built on the philosophy of being a national resource. To serve communities by Connecting, Upskilling. Resourcing, and Opening doors for them to grow even stronger.
And so ISNAs YouthDev has initiated the nation’s first ever Center for Positive Youth Development (C-PYD). A full end to end consulting service & resource development program. It is developed for communities and centers across North America to initiate, improve, grow, and transform their youth programs and services into Centers for Positive Youth Development!