Author Archives: Riyad Shamma

About Riyad Shamma

Riyad Shamma is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Youth Development and Excellence. His work spans over 30 years in the vanguard of Muslim youth development in the USA. His work with the youth has been parallel to his work as an industrial engineer, counselor, and adjunct imam and khateeb in his community and at different masjids in Ohio and Northern Ky.

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Mentoring is powerful

Mentoring is one of the most powerful things you can experience.  Getting beyond the clichéd “it changed my life” tag line, it is important to realize that it actually does change lives, whether subtly or drastically, but when done right,…

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