The CIOGC Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD) Page Program gives Muslim youth from the Chicagoland area an exciting chance to learn about the legislative process by shadowing state lawmakers at their offices in Springfield, Illinois. The IMAD Page Program is open to juniors and seniors in high school and first and second year students in [...]
CIOGC invites your organization to participate in the festivities by hosting a booth at our bazaar. Booths are only $50 and will remain on display in the main hall for the entirety of the Expo. Last year, we had a number of different booths representing various aspects of the Chicagoland Muslim community, including small businesses, [...]
A Stanford study last fall revealed that most students don't know when news is fake. In recent months, we have seen the rise of "alternative facts" and "fake news," making news literacy a much more critical part of youth education. In response, CIOGC is partnering with the Muslim Media Collective to present free News Literacy [...]
Originally published by The Chicago Tribune By Heidi Stevens The children — Muslim, Jewish and Christian — sat crossed-legged, shoulder-to-shoulder Wednesday morning brainstorming ways to practice charity. "Smiling!" a young boy called out. "Helping someone carry something heavy," suggested another. Serving food to homeless people. Cutting the grass for an elderly neighbor. Planting a tree. [...]
CIOGC Youth! Please join us for this important event Sunday, November 13, from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Islamic Foundation, in Villa Park, IL.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo on September 23, 2017 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. This year's Youth Expo will include lectures, a Career Fair, and Fresh Palettes Art Competition. Halal food vendors, exhibitors, and merchandisers will also be on-site. REGISTER TODAY! WHAT: CIOGC 3rd Annual Muslim Youth [...]
There are about 200,000 Muslim youth in greater Chicago area, of which an estimated 95% of Muslim youth are disconnected from mosque communities - a statistic that is compatible with the roughly 95% of our institutions that are unequipped to engage young Muslims in a way that meaningful and culturally relevant.The Council facilitates an effort [...]