Founded in 2004 under American Society for Muslim Advancement, Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow is the largest global network and grassroots movement cultivating the next generation of Muslim leaders. By empowering young, dynamic Muslim leaders, the MLT program creates a common platform for future changemakers of all faiths and backgrounds to convene and galvanize lasting social change worldwide.
The Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) is a global program, social network, and grassroots movement cultivating the next generation of Muslim leaders. By empowering young dynamic Muslim leaders from all walks of life, the MLT program creates a platform to promote their message and develop the tools needed to galvanize lasting social change worldwide. The MLT program generates a free and open public space where this community can vigourously debate ideas, share best practices and help one another become better leaders. With ideological, cultural and geographic diversity as key strengths, the MLTs are stepping up as spokespeople and activists for peace and tolerance around our globe today. MLT is the largest global program focused on creating a new generation of Muslim civic leadership.
In the aftermath of 9/11, MLT convened over 125 young, American Muslims in New York for the first Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow conference.
Building upon the excitement generated by the 2004 forum, the first Western MLT conference was held in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Marking the global growth of the MLT program, the 2009 conference in Doha, Qatar convened approximately 300 dynamic Muslim leaders from nearly 70 countries around the world
Following President Obama’s emphasis on engagement and mutual respect between cultures, 100 young American Muslim leaders in civil society, politics, academia, the arts and media convened in New York to learn techniques for disseminating their collective message of peace, pluralism and justice.