Project Empowerment Leadership Camp is a weekend long retreat hosted by Project Empowerment Team. Project Empowerment is an effort by Muslim high school girls trying to create a community to empower and better themselves. This is achieved by building an environment where young Muslim women meet others from different demographics and background around the area, allow them to learn the qualities of a leader, and empower themselves in day to day life while having fun.
- Group activities
- Congregational Prayers
- Inspirational talks covering the theme of the camp
Camp Bothin Nestled in a wooded canyon in beautiful Marin County, Bothin offers winterized facilities, trail access to open space, a ropes course, archery and close proximity to a variety of environmental and adventure-based resources. Generations of campers have enjoyed the fun and excitement of the great outdoors in this beautiful, pristine setting.
Zahra Billoo serves as the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) office, the oldest and one of the largest CAIR chapter offices. Since joining in 2009, Zahra has led the organization through a period of six-fold growth. Today, she manages a staff of a dozen civil rights and social justice advocates dedicated to the empowerment of American Muslims through legal services, legislative advocacy, and community organizing.
She recently graduated with her masters in women’s studies. Zeynab’s research centers on the Black Muslim experience with a special focus on the intersection of anti-blackness islamophobia, and surveillance. Zeynab is a huge Liverpool supporter and enjoys drinking coffee a lot.
I earned a BA in Political Science from York University in Canada, but shifted my focus after graduation. Being very passionate about helping people, I just started my masters program in counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy) at CSU East Bay. I am extremely blessed to be part of the mental health community. I lived in four very different societies (Egypt, UAE, Canada, and here in California) and have seen how there is a stigma towards mental health in our communities. I am determined to change this and spread awareness to help our communities grow. I am particularly interested in working with youth and empowering their love for themselves.
- Arrival time on Friday 4:30 PM
- Departure Sunday at 2:00 PM
- Parents are expected to drop off and pick up their kids at/from the campsite.
Location: Camp Bothin
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