Joshua Inspiring Youth to Play a Positive Role in Society

Joshua taking a selfie with students at Madrasah Maahad Tahfiz Al-Fityan (U.S. Embassy photo)
Group photo with students and teachers at Sek.Men. Kebangsaan Jawi in Seberang Perai (U.S. Embassy photo)
Group photo with students and teachers at Sek.Men. Kebangsaan Jawi in Seberang Perai (U.S. Embassy photo)

Joshua Salaam, the Youth Director at the ADAMS Center (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) in Virginia was here on Aug 8-17 reaching out and engaging youth at madrasah, public schools, colleges and the Lincoln Corner. He travelled to Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu and Alor Setar to speak on issues youth face in America, life as a Muslim American and the positive role youth can play in society. He also met student alumni and the state regional development agency in Johor to talk about the benefits and challenges of youth work in America. He was featured on TV Al Hijrah and did a Facebook live chat with the Embassy. Joshua is also a member of the band Native Deen, an Islamic musical group. He rapped his song ‘Drug free’ at school engagements and motivated students to be brave and stand for the truth. The entire program reached about 2,000 individuals.