Our Youth Group offers Muslim girls and young women (ages 13-20 years) a supportive peer network and safe space to address social, peer and familial pressures, learn about their rights as Muslim girls/women and as Americans as they navigate their way through daily challenges unique to Muslims living in post 9/11 New York. The youth group helps teenagers understand the value of education, staying focused, and taking charge of their own lives. The group has made an incredible impact on many girls who have gained self-confidence, developed leadership skills, and found their strength thus feeling empowered to talk about critical issues that affect their daily lives such as social pressures and gender, ethnic, and religious discrimination. At Turning Point, girls feel a sense of peace, belonging, wellness, support, and empowerment.
The group meets once a week on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. In a group setting, the girls have often brainstormed to find solutions to difficult issues and problems.