The MSU Youth Outreach Program was created to facilitate leadership, spiritual, academic, and organizational growth among Muslim youth. It guides the efficiency and productivity of a network of high school and community college Muslim Student Associations in the OC and LA county areas. The youth outreach coordinator and the High School MSA’s meet every month to plan social events among each other, Islam awareness events on their campuses, and humanitarian efforts in their communities. Past events have included annual Back to School Barbeques as well as an End of the Year Banquet to allow for students from different MSA’s to network and exchange ideas, and an annual Homeless Feeding at the Santa Ana Civic Center in which over 200 people received food and hygienic supplies.
During Fall Quarter, MSU holds its annual College Day, a day designed to provide Muslim youth of Southern California with resources that will enable them to pursue higher education in an attempt to gain and propagate knowledge worldwide. The day includes workshops, lectures, and mentor-mentee bonding activities that range from creating a four year plan, to maintaining family relationships, participating in student activism on campus to giving students an insight into the Muslim college experience. The members of the MSU understand the importance of establishing a strong foundation in education. As students who have firsthand experience in dealing with the challenges of university admissions and applications, we recognize our vital role in lending a helping hand to our younger Muslim brothers and sisters of Southern California and facilitating their transition into becoming responsible and contributing members of society.