Register for MYC/MYC2

Spend your Friday nights having fun with friends and maintaining a connection to your faith by signing up for New Horizon’s Muslim Youth Club (MYC)! MYC and MYC2 are open to all 6th-8th and 9th-12th graders in and around Orange County.

The 2017 MYC Program was modified to enhance those aspects most meaningful to our community: being with friends, the outdoor/sports activities, and the speakers/topics!  We aligned the timings of the MYC and MYC2 programs, lengthened the time to 2.5 hours, and have decided to do a speaker series so that students can anticipate topics and develop a connection with speakers from week to week.  The first semester runs for 12 weeks on the following dates: September 15, 22October 6, 13, 27November 3, 10, 17December 1, 8, 15; and January 12, so please mark your calendars.  We have secured several incredible speakers for the first semester including the following:

Fouad Elgohari 

Fouad Elgohari has studied the traditional Islamic sciences in the U.S. and throughout the Middle East. Currently, Br. Fouad is completing his Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies and plans to pursue his Doctorate Degree in Islamic Theology and Philosophy. He loves serving as a teacher and an interfaith community leader in Los Angeles by participating in public speaking events, delivering Friday khutbah, actively engaging in interfaith dialogue and activism, and teaching a variety of subjects in Islam. Br. Fouad has also worked in the media industry since 2006 where he has written, produced, and shot a variety of socially conscious media. His work has received a variety of awards at film-festivals, a Telly Award, and a Webby for “Best Documentary Series,” in 2014.

Aatif Abdul-Qadeer 

Aatif Abdul-Qadeer has worked full-time as Youth Imam and Director of Youth Programs for Islamic centers in California, the Midwest, and East Coast. He has served as founder and president of various Muslim organizations and helped organize numerous youth leadership programs at campuses and masajid across the United States. He has traveled to forty-two countries across six continents to deliver sessions aimed at reviving the Islamic spirit within our youth and communities. Br. Aatif graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Political Science and Pre-Law. He then went on to complete his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Arizona State University and then completed a Marketing program at the W.P. Carey School of Business. He studied Arabic briefly in Egypt, and is currently doing a PhD in Islamic Studies.

Dr. Ahmed Elbershawi 

Dr. Ahmed Elbershawi is a practicing Pulmonary Disease Specialist who graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1993 and has been in practice for 24 years. Although medicine is his career, Dr. El-Bershawi is passionate about storytelling and sharing lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s life and example (pbuh).  Dr. El-Bershawi with his wife Ghada have three daughters who attended New Horizon School, Irvine – and he has volunteered within the community and served on the school’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to these amazing speakers, dinner, and sports activities, MYC members will enjoy interactions with their friends, Coach David Rutledge, student leaders, and parent volunteers.  Below, you will see a sample schedule showing middle and high school students separated into MYC and MYC2 for organized sports activities and the speaker portion with combined prayers and dinner only.

September 15th

MYC

MYC2

6:00pm – 6:30pm Arrival & Sports Activity Arrival & Sports Activity
6:30pm – 7:10pm Speaker & Group Activity Organized Sports Activity
7:10pm – 7:30pm Dinner & Maghrib Prayer Dinner & Maghrib Prayer
7:30pm – 8:10pm Organized Sports Activity Speaker & Group Activity
8:10pm – 8:20pm Isha’ Prayer (8:05p) Isha’ Prayer (8:05p)
8:30pm Dismissal Dismissal

The total cost for Semester 1 from September 15th through January 12th (exact dates above) is a flat fee of $250.  To sign-up, simply use this link – https://newhorizonirvine.wufoo.com/forms/r22hgyi058rlcl/Spaces are limited – Sign-up deadline: September 12th.

For questions about MYC contact:

MYC@newhorizonirvine.org

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