In 2008, IMAN institutionalized the Youth Council. It is comprised of dynamic youth leaders who were have been formally trained and developed through IMAN programming. IMAN’s Youth Council leaders gain more knowledge and experience about the organization’s campaigns and departments, hold weekly meetings, hone effective communication skills, draw up the vision for the direction of the youth department, and discuss campaign strategies. The Youth Council is also responsible for communicating IMAN’s youth work to the public and Board of Directors.
Issue areas IMAN’s Youth Council organizes around include: Food Access, Juvenile Justice, and Youth Employment.