Girls’ Youth Committee

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a fun environment for the girls of GCLEA, from kindergarten to college, which is conducive to Islamic learning, character development, leadership skills, and community engagement.

This committee is made up of GCLEA Members and welcomes participation.

Current Committee Members and Contact

Committee Chair: Shanaz Persaud, girlsyouthcommittee@gclea.org

Vice-Chair: vacant

Treasurer: Sasha Persaud

Treasurer: vacant

Sisters’ Youth Group Leader: Evana Cooper-Starling

Girls’ Sports Team: Karimah Haniff

Girl Scouts Troop: Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins & Tiffany Pitts

Committee Activities

Please see the GCLEA calendar for all center activities.

This committee currently manages 3 programs:

The Sports Team meets bi-weekly on Saturdays and is made up for girls from 7 to 15 years old.

The Youth Group meets every Friday and is made up of girls from ages 9-15.

The Girl’s Scouts meets every Friday and/or on a schedule and is made up of girls from Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Committee Expectations

Committee Chairs are expected to:

1. Purify their intention and put forth their best effort for the sake of Allah.

2. Lead the committee by example as an active responsible member of GCLEA.

3. Lead the committee in meeting the community’s needs in an engaging manner in line with the center vision/mission within the scope of the committee.

4. Organize and chair regular agenda based committee meetings.

5. Encourage committee member participation and assign responsibility when needed.

6. Supervise committee member follow through.

7. Report meeting minutes to Center Director(s).

8. Attend committee chair meetings.

Committee Members are expected to:

1. Purify their intention and put forth their best effort for the sake of Allah.

2. Serve as positive role models for the community.

3. Demonstrate ownership of their roles and responsibilities within the committee.

4. Contribute ideas in line with the center vision/mission and take initiative in planning activities, events, etc.

5. Work as a team.

6. Maintain communication with the committee chair regarding meeting & activity/event absence and committee commitment.

7. Not miss more than 1 meeting per 4 meetings.