**As we ease out of this pandemic and return our children to the community center this year, we are planning inshaAllah to go full throttle again on MCC’s popular youth activities. This is the latest update: https://mcceastbay.org/youth-update

The information below is from pre-pandemic.


Join MCC’s 27-week 2019-20 Friday evening halaqas for boys from 1st grade through 12th grade.

These sessions are aimed at crafting the next generation of confident and faithful Muslim men. The program is led by MCC’s Youth Director Sh. Rami Nsour. Boys & teens will join based on their grade level:

  • 1st to 3rd grade: Kestrels
  • 4th to 5th grade: Falcons
  • 6th to 8th grade: Hawks
  • 9th to 12th grade: Eagles

The program includes Qur’an recitation, age-appropriate halaqa topics overseen by Shaykh Rami, crafts, and local outings and basketball games.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Fridays from Sept. 6 until Ramadan 2020

Cost: $400 one-time fee for the entire program or $50/month for 8 months, per participant. Limited spaces in each grade-specific halaqa are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The holiday break schedule is:

  • – Nov. 22-29 (Thanksgiving Holiday Break)
  • – Dec. 20 to Jan. 3 (Winter Break)
  • Friday, March 27, April 3, April 10 – Navigators & Sh. Rami’s halaqas are off; Rahmah girls & Dr. Rania’s halaqas continue as normal)

*On March 6, 13, 20 & Apr. 17, Navigators boys halaqas are meeting at Hart Middle School for basketball in the gym.*

The MCC has a standing policy that financial need should never hold a family in the East Bay from benefiting from any offering at the MCC facility. To request a financial waiver, please complete the application at mcceastbay.org/scholarship.

Questions? Email Assistant Youth Director Br. Emmad Awaad at emmad@mcceastbay.org or call 925-485-1786 Option 4.

To register for this program, please follow the instructions on our program registration page.

This is a popular halaqa. Please register ASAP. Once full, please join the wait list here.

For the girls Rahmah Friday evening halaqas at MCC, see here (mcceastbay.org/rahmah) and for Dr. Rania women’s and Shaykh Rami’s men’s halaqas on Friday evenings, see here (mcceastbay.org/halaqas).