Respect Summer Youth Institute 2018


AGES 14 – 18

JUNE 18 – 28, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, June 11, 11:59 PM

Utilizing a holistic approach, Respect Summer Youth Institute empowers high school students to become confident young Muslims and achieve a balance between their education, family, community, civic responsibility, environment, and within themselves.

With a specially designed and well-rounded curriculum, students will gain confidence, communication skills, and a deeper understanding of the Islamic faith as it relates to everyday life, college and career goals, and personal growth.

Our two-week summer academy offers students a mentally stimulating curriculum taught by highly-skilled professionals in the field and professors of Respect Graduate School. Along with physically invigorating activities and practical skills opportunities, the Respect Summer Youth Institute will transform any student’s interim summer vacation into a truly edifying experience.

Some of the topics that will be covered in class:

Islamic Studies




Life Skills

Project Management


College Preparedness

Civil Rights

And much more!

Presenters Include:

Dr. Zuleyha Fikret, Columbia University

Dr. Yasser Osman, Architect and Project Manager

Dr. Halim Calis, Professor at RGS

Suleyman Eris, President of RGS

Sarah Khan, Teacher  

Giovanni Herran, Professor at RGS

Joseph Welsh, Civil Rights Attorney and Activist

Khalil Allaik, Artist

Ali Ali, Singer and Actor

Erich Scherfen, Pilot

Dr. Erkan Acar, College Consular

Atiba Khan, Accountant

Dr. Lee Riley, MD

and more!


June 18th to 28th, 2018

Daily Schedule:

10:00 – 10:45 – Islamic Studies

11:00 – 11:45 – Islamic Studies

12:00 – 12:45 – Islamic Studies

12:45 – 1:45 – Lunch and prayer

1:45   – 2:30 – Life Skills

2:45   – 3:30 – Life Skills

Program Schedule

June 18th to 20th: Class

June 21 Thursday: Trip

June 22nd to 23rd: Class

June 24 Sunday: Break

June 25th to 27th: Class

June 28 Thursday – Picnic


Respect Graduate School


To register for this two-week program, please complete and submit the registration form here.




Transportation can be provided for students from Stroudsburg and Wind Gap. Please contact [email protected] for more information.