What is MIST?
MIST = Muslim Interscholastic Tournament
Our mission is to bring high school students together to develop leadership, promote communication, and inspire creativity while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims. We do this through our annual regional and national tournaments. MIST was founded in 2002 by a teenage girl in Houston, Texas and now takes place in 18 regions across North America and the UK. Our 2017 regional tournaments brought in over 6,000 high school students as competitors and hundreds of volunteers, judges, and coaches.
We are dedicated to empowering high school students by giving them a venue to:
Develop confidence and professionalism by practicing presentation, public speaking, and problem solving skills
Meet and network with diverse peers who share the same talents and interests
Express their thoughts and ideas through various creative mediums
Learn strategies to deal with stereotypes and prejudices against Islam and Muslims