D.R.I.V.E. Retreat 2018

2018-06-19T00:15:40+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Human Development, News, Regional Retreats|

The Mainstay Foundation is excited for this year’s D.R.I.V.E. – a holistic camping experience that aims to acclimate attendees to an enhanced way of thinking that is grounded in identity, discipline and vision. D.R.I.V.E. stands for Define & Reinforce your Identity & Values for Excellence.

AN OVERVIEW

 

  • AGES High School Students
  • DATE July 5TH – 8TH, 2018
  • PRICE $200.00 Subsidized price for registrants (ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 18th, 2018

The Mainstay Foundation is excited for this year’s D.R.I.V.E. – a holistic camping experience that aims to acclimate attendees to an enhanced way of thinking that is grounded in identity, discipline and vision. D.R.I.V.E. stands for Define & Reinforce your Identity & Values for Excellence.

This retreat is intended to be a fulfilling summer experience that aims to empower teens and instill in them a sound sense of identity that will help build their self-esteem and bring a greater sense of self-worth.

The retreat will center on personal development, providing essential lectures, workshops, and activities that aim to empower and inspire teens. Learning will be reinforced with team building exercises and interactive engagement with vetted mentors.

Through deep insightful lecturing, wholesome physical activity, and engaging social gatherings, the retreat aspires to achieve a harmonious balance of physical, mental, and emotional advancement, essential for a successful life.

DRIVE 2017

SPEAKERS BIOS

Sayyid Ali Al-Khalkhali

Sayyid Ali Al-Khalkhali studied at University of London, School of Pharmacy, achieving a Masters in Pharmacy degree in 2008. He successfully completed a Masters degree in Islamic studies in Islamic College, London, under the supervision of Ayatollah Sayed Fadhil Milani in 2012. Since 2010, Sayyid Al-Khalkhali has been studying in the Islamic Seminary (Hawza) of Qom, Iran and the Hawza Ilmiya in London, England.  In addition to studying, Sayyid Al-Khalkhali has always had the enthusiasm to teach and propagate the pristine teachings of the Quran and Ahlulbayt. He has been teaching at at al-Asr Alulbayt Islamic School since 2004, and offers private lessons to various community members worldwide.

Sayyid Mohamed Jaafar

Sayyid Mohamed Jaafar is an active member of the New Jersey community where he leads programs and lectures at the Ghadeer Benevolent Foundation amongst other centers and institutions. The Sayyid began his introductory Islamic studies at the Imam Hussain Foundation’s Islamic Seminary in Windsor, Ontario. Moreover, the Sayyid is an entrepreneur and an educator teaching in the public schools district of his area.

Alwiya Buthania Bahar Al-Aloom PhD LPC 

Alwiya Buthaina attained her doctoral degree in Counseling. Her Areas of interest are emotional intelligence . She has a private practice, Community Therapy, where she offers specialized individual counseling for women and teenage girls via face to face and online sessions. She specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting and family conflicts. She is involved in multiple projects designed to promote improved mental health for widows and increase training in the academic area in this field outside the US.

Hajj Mohamed Ali Banoon

Mohamed Ali Banoon is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Mainstay Foundation. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School and is also a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Political Science and Economics. He has served a number of nonprofit organizations for over several years in various capacities, where he has been using his legal and analytical skills to advance his communities. Banoon is a practicing attorney and partner at the AT Law Group, PLLC based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Hajj Jalal Moughania

Jalal Moughania is a practicing attorney and counselor at law. He is a partner at the AT Law Group based in Michigan, where he focuses on the firm’s business law practice. Moughania holds a J.D. in Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology. He serves as the Deputy Director at the Mainstay Foundation. Moughania is also a researcher, writer, and lecturer on topics related to Muslim-American identity, civic society, and Islamic thought.

Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen

Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen is the Executive Director of the Mainstay Foundation, overseeing the organization’s six major initiatives. He has been involved in non-profit religious and educational work for over ten years. He has led some of the largest events and programs held for Muslims in the City of Dearborn, through organizing and coordinating the collaborated efforts of dozens of community organizations. Tajaldeen is also an instructor for Islamic classes and a lecturer for major programs in the community. He holds a J.D. from Wayne State University and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. Tajaldeen is a practicing attorney and partner at the AT Law Group, PLLC based in Dearborn, MI. 

Sayyid Haidar Bahrelelom

Sayyid Bahar al-Aloom is a director and strategist at a research and advisory firm. In addition, he is an Islamic lecturer and educator who focuses on teaching and mentorship. Bahar Al-Aloom is an adviser to The Mainstay Foundation, assisting with strategy building, program development, and community partnerships. 

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Lake
    • Canoeing
    • Boating
    • Tubing
    • Jet skiing
  • Pool
    • Swimming
    • Sun bathing
    • Private pool area for females
  • Zip lining
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Sports
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Football
    • Separate areas for males and females

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

DOCUMENTS

Campers, counselors, and staff members are required to print, sign, and bring the documents listed below to the orientation. Orientation date will be announced soon.

CAMPERS:

COUNSELORS:

STAFF:

SCHEDULE

To download the schedule, click on the following link:  2018 D.R.I.V.E. Retreat Schedule 

2018 D.R.I.V.E. Retreat Schedule