In 2008, IMAN formally institutionalized the Youth Council as an organizing arm inside the youth department. It represents 11 strong youth leaders who were either trained or experienced at least one year of development programming. IMAN’s Youth Council leaders in this track gain more knowledge about the organizational campaigns and departments, hold weekly meetings outside of regular programming, learn effective communication skills, flush out the direction of the youth department, and talk through campaign strategies. The Youth Council is also responsible for communicating IMAN’s youth work to the public and Board of Directors through its youth members.
Issue Areas IMAN’s Youth Council organizes around are: Food Access, Juvenile Justice, and Youth Jobs.