In the wake of 9/11, young Muslim women in New York City have been faced with bullying, discrimination and hate crimes. Since 2009, Mentee Muslima has brought Muslim female youth into a communal, safe space, to promote confidence through dialogue, entrepreneurship and self-defense.
Through an extensive application process, 25 highly motivated and dedicated young Muslim women between the ages of 13-19 are selected annually for each region. These young women have the opportunity to engage in weekly workshops throughout the summer.
Mentee Muslimah is currently takes place in five locations: NY, NJ, Texas, Washington DC, and Madrid.