Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) IYG youth, parents, and avid readers around the globe,

Today marks a sad day…it is yet the final event to another wonderful ISGL Youth Group program. In the past 12 weeks our young men visited the Imagination Station to learn more about amazing science inventions, designed and constructed amazing bridges (from Popsicle sticks mind you), re-opened the doors to Restaurant Hope (to feed less fortunate members of our community) for one special night, put their culinary taste buds to good use concocting homemade ice cream, enjoyed a feast during Eid-ul-Adha, learned how to make play dough, and enjoyed 60 minutes of physical activity through multiple games of dodgeball. Looking back, alhamdulillah our youth and mentors enjoyed many wonderful memories together; but as they say, all good things must eventually come to an end. Tonight we capped off our semester with one final get-together before taking a short break (to go find warm blankets and jackets for the upcoming Winter!). We hope you enjoy the memories made during this afternoon’s End-of-Semester party:

Mujtaba bravely stands in front of his fellow youth-mates to explain the rules of Hand(bouncy)ball. It is a real game...we kid not!

Mujtaba bravely stands in front of his fellow youth-mates to explain the rules of Hand(bouncy)ball. It is a real game…we kid not!

Muhammad and Ata go back and forth in an intense game of ping-pong. Behind them, Abdelrahman serves as the official scorekeeper.

Muhammad and Ata go back and forth in an intense game of ping-pong. Behind them, Abdelrahman serves as the official scorekeeper.

Ali goes for a smash as Baha plays defense!

Ali goes for a smash as Baha plays defense!

Meanwhile Mohammed and Karim find a quiet spot to play a game of foosball.

Meanwhile Mohammed and Karim find a quiet spot to play a game of foosball.

Ahmed and Muhammad join the fun!

Ahmed and Muhammad join the fun!

The Siddiqui and Waheed clan take a break from all of the fun to watch a football game. Is it just me or are Murtaza, Danyal, and Hamza all sitting in the same position?

The Siddiqui and Waheed clan take a break from all of the fun to watch a football game. Is it just me or are Murtaza, Danyal, and Hamza all sitting in the same position?

Foooooooodddd!!! Our hungry youngins' gleefully devour slices of pizza and cake.

Foooooooodddd!!! Our hungry youngins’ gleefully devour slices of pizza and cake.

Excuse us, we're too busy eating to pose for a group photo right now.

Excuse us, we’re too busy eating to pose for a group photo right now.

Until next time, we wish all of our youth and their families an excellent end to their school semester and a well-deserved break until the Spring 2014 semester!

Assalamu-alaikum,

IYG Mentors

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