MAPS YOUTH ENGAGMENT & FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMS
Broadening pipelines into public service is critical to our broader mission as American public servants. MAPS strives to ensure Muslim American young professionals are part of the national efforts to build a public service workforce that looks more like America.
MAPS Youth Engagement services include the support of established Muslim public service fellowship, professional placement, and leadership programs for young professionals, joint programming with the Islamic Scholarship Fund, and the sponsorship of MAPS Future Leaders Public Service Trips to Washington D.C.
The vision of this flagship program is to prepare the next generation of Muslim public servants by exposing them to career paths in government and broader public service. MAPS-organized trips of diverse groups of students and young professionals from across the country to our Nation’s capital exposes youth to the historic, political, and scientific heritage of the United States. Students and chaperones are housed in the Washington area for multi-day programs, which include:
- Tours of the nation’s capital
- Visits to museums and Federal institutions
- Meetings with current Federal officials from different agencies (tailored to the academic and career interests of participants), and
- Direct engagements with Federal employees, facilitating lasting relationships and mentorship of future leaders.
Contact MAPS’ Youth Engagement Chair, Hichem Hadjeres, at firstname.lastname@example.org to propose or help organize a cohort from your community.