Get involved and make MIST happen
MIST Chicago is an exciting way for high school students to showcase their unique abilities and talents. Students learn skills from the MIST experience that enhance their communication skills and allow them to find the answers to complex problems. The top students at MIST Chicago move on to represent their high schools at MIST Nationals. MIST has over 30 competitions, such as art, tajweed, short film, spoken word, poetry, debate, the math olympics, science fair, nasheed, fashion design and improv. For athletes, there is an intense tournament where students compete against other students from all over the country in soccer, and basketball. MIST is not only a fun and interactive competition. It can also help with education. Many former MIST participants use MIST on their university applications to springboard themselves from the competition.
Parents are crucial to success of MIST. Without them our competitors wouldn't be able to succeed or have access to the resources
- Time by being a coach
- Money by sponsoring
- Expertise by judging
But most importantly, allow your child to experience MIST & grow into a strong leader and active contributor to the community.
Volunteers are an integral part of MIST. Volunteers are what makes MIST a reality. Without our dedicated volunteers (& of course the blessings from Allah), we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. From MCing Nasheed to running back and forth for MIST Bowl to helping students figure out where they’re suppose to be, there will always be something enjoyable to do by volunteering for MIST!
It’s an unforgettable experience. You learn things you didn’t even expect to learn! You form close-knit bonds with those striving to make an impact and leave a legacy for the sake of Allah as well! Just because you’re out of high school, doesn’t mean you don’t need to volunteer anymore or you can’t be a part of MIST anymore! Now you have the opportunity to contribute to the development of our youth. Our ummah. That’s even better! You get to interact with numerous students, other volunteers, judges, etc and you never know who will impact you or who you will end up impacting and changing their life!
By volunteering, you can end up impacting someone’s life. Trust us. It has happened. Be a part of the change. Be the change. Contribute to your community’s rising gems.
& Most importantly, you get stack up on those deeds.
Our Judges are integral to ensuring that our students are evaluated with the highest of standards.
We're looking for the judges and competition heads who have the courage (and the professionalism) to forge that change- the kind that improves, betters, and inspires the people around them.
Do you have it in you?
If you would like to be a judge at next year's tournament, please come back next year and complete the form below so that we can best match your skills and interests with an appropriate category and competition.
Sponsoring MIST benefits your organization by gaining exposure to a large network of Muslim youth across Ontario. MIST is able to provide you with a customized sponsorship package that will maximize the benefit for your individual needs.
To meet the financial needs of planning such a large scale tournament, community support is direly needed. The growing number of participants, results in added costs. In order to make MIST as inclusive as possible, we want to shift the financial burden away from the students and prevent them paying exorbitant registration fees. The event is run at a loss every year and volunteers make contributions out of their own pockets to make ends meet and keep the tournament afloat.
MIST fulfills a need in the community, keeping youth creatively engaged and academically focused. Please help make MIST happen. No fiscal contribution is too small.