Muslim Youth Leadership Intensive (MYLI) is a political education and leadership building program designed to equip high school students with the necessary skills to establish and execute organizing projects that empower their communities. The program will be held digitally.


Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021


Muslim high school students from across California.

Deadline to submit student application is by Friday, August 27 at midnight.

Student applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

Applicants will be notified of selection by September 7, 2021.

If accepted to the program, students will be responsible for a $25 registration fee.
  • Please complete all required fields; incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be at least be a freshman in high school to apply. Priority preference is given to those ages 17-18 with the strongest application.
  • You will be unable to save and return to this application; you must complete it in one sitting.
  • Please prepare answers to the following essay prompts before starting the online application. Please fill it out and submit it AFTER you’ve saved your short answers on a separate Word document. You must fill out the entire online application including answers to both essay prompts to be considered. The essay prompts are:
    • What event has had a lasting impact on your life and how has it changed your view of the world and your role in it? Note: Think about a challenging obstacle you have had to overcome or a moment of triumph that you have experienced. (500 words max.)
    • Please research a CURRENT and SPECIFIC government policy at the city, county, state or federal level. What would you change about this policy? Why do you think the change is necessary? Please cite sources using in-text citation. (500 words max.)
  • *NOTE: Please be sure to include in-text citations for all information in your answers that does not belong to you. We monitor plagiarism on all applications and engaging in academic dishonestly will result in the disqualification of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact your regional CAIR office.


Applications Open

2021 Digital MYLI Application

  • Please check the box next to each statement showing that you agree to comply with these rules if accepted.

  • Applicant Information

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  • Short Answer Questions

  • Essay Questions