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Youth Multi-Faith Council

Every faith center has young people passionate about creating change and making a difference in the world.

But, we’ve heard the same mantra countless times: “I want to do something, but I don’t know how!”

In September, we’re launching the Youth Multi-Faith Council, a year-long initiative designed to connect high school seniors with peers of different backgrounds for relationship building and collective action.

The 30-member YMFC will be separated into 6-member regional (virtual) pods to allow our members to focus on building relationships in their areas. Each pod will be asked to develop one project that can be completed during their cohort and be asked to hit specific relational goals to keep the conversation moving.

At the end of our April program, we hope each pod will have created long-lasting relationships through engagement with a foundation built on action.

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, please contact Zain Khan at zain@minaretfoundation.com, or give us a ring at (281) 401-9229.

Why Join the Youth Multi-Faith Council?

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EMPOWERMENT

Work on a impactful project with your peers with direct assistance from our staff and advisors.

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RELATIONSHIPS

You’ll meet and work with high school seniors of different faith backgrounds and aspirations from all over the city.

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PERSPECTIVES

Through our monthly engagements, you’ll learn more about Houston’s spiritual and cultural diversity, and life from many lenses.

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SERVICE

Sacrificing some of your time in service of your community and city is uplifting, rewarding, and an experience you will never forget.

Our Timeline

Below are key dates for the first Youth Multi-Faith Council cohort.
October 9th

Applications Due

Please submit your application by this date. If you have any questions, reach out to us!

October 16th

Interviews

We’ll conduct interviews as we receive applications with our last interview over Zoom on the 16th.

October 19th

Orientation

It’s time to meet all 45-members of the council, supporting staff, and our advisors!

April 24th

Last Day

We’ve wrapped up our projects and it’s time to say good-bye. Hopefully, we’ll be sharing words in person!

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Send an email to zain@minaretfoundation.com.

Why only 30 people?

We’d like to start small with this cohort!

Which faith traditions will the YMFC be composed of?

For now, it will be young people from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu faith traditions.

Will volunteer hours be tracked?

Yes! And, participation in this program will count towards your volunteer hours and be a resume builder for college and scholarships.

What is the time committment?

No more than 3 – 5 hours a month. Our first cohort starts in September and ends in April. We’ll be meeting over Zoom at a prescheduled time every month with changemakers, and you’ll have the opportunity to decide when to meet with your pod.

What kind of project will we work on?

The project needs to be impactful to your local area or the greater Houston area and should be easily completed within 5 – 6 months. You’ll have help along the way from our staff and advisors to get started and provide any guidance.

APPLICATION FORM