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Oklahoma Muslim Gamechangers 2015

August 28, 2015 - August 29, 2015

Changing the Game Through Leadership


Oklahoma Muslim Gamechangers is the newest initiative of CAIR-OK. The mission of OMG is to provide an opportunity for Muslim high school students from across Oklahoma to develop and utilize leadership skills that will enable them to both enhance the understanding of Islam in Oklahoma and facilitate the development of the Muslim American identity.

“Where are the Muslim Youth Groups?”


CAIR-OK started working closely with Muslim youth 8 years ago when we launched our Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium, which remains our most successful youth program to date. But MYLS is geared towards college age students and we found many high school students were eager to have their own program. Several high school students approached us and said, “Christian youth groups are such a large part of social life for students our age — can we create a similar Muslim youth group?”

Zoya Sattar, one of the young women who approached us about creating the program, put it this way:

I began to formulate the idea of such a program after the first Muslim Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol, when I felt that the youth in our community needed a setting in which to learn the skills to tackle the issues Muslims face today. With the learning of these skills, we would be better equipped to face our problems head on… This is a must. Muslim youth must learn how to transform our current hostile surroundings into more accepting ones.

We answered the call of Zoya and others and got to work creating an outline for a program that will educate and empower Muslim youth in Oklahoma to become outstanding leaders in all settings.



  • Saturday, August 29, 2015       Time: 12-4pm, 4-5pm
  • Location:  Belle Isle Library, Meeting Room B, 5501 N. Villa Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Members will be presented with an overview of the program and meet fellow Gamechangers, program directors and youth mentors. All members are required to attend.  12-4pm luncheon (mandatory), 4-5pm CAIR OK office tour (optional).


  • Saturday, September 12, 2015    Time: 1-5pm
  • Location:  ISGOC Mosque. 3815 St. Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Explore Muslim American roots, the current positive impacts of Islam on society, and the development of  Muslim American identity.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015             Time: 10am-3pm
  • Location: OK State Capitol. 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Members will tour the OK state capitol and meet legislators. Students must be excused from school for this meeting. Lunch will be provided.


  • Saturday, October 10, 2015       Time: 1-5 pm
  • Location: Turkish House. 4444 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

How to address stereotypes, the way Islam is presented in the media, and other issues that affect the Muslim American community.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015       Time: 4-7pm
  • Location: New 9 Broadcasting Station. 7401 N Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

In this session students will tour the News 9 broadcasting station in order to understand how the local media system works.


  • Saturday, November 7, 2015       Time: 1-5pm
  • Location: Mercy School Institute. 14001 N Harvey Ave, Edmond, OK 73013

Members will explore career options that will enable them to better serve the Muslim community. This meeting will include a forum of leaders in the Muslim community who will speak on how they acquired their role.

  • Saturday November 21, 2015       Time: 1-5pm
  • Location:  Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

As a closing activity, members will work together to set up holiday decorations and assist with plant maintenance as the Gardens gear up for the holiday season.


  • Saturday, December 5, 2015.       Time: 6-8pm
  • Location:  The Great Hall. Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

This ceremony will include a slideshow and presentation of awards  along with closing remarks from community leaders and program directors.  All members are required to attend.


August 28, 2015
August 29, 2015