Young Muslims in America belong to the generation of Americans who are most severely challenged in society due to various conflicts that exist between the Islamic proposed way of life versus the one that is adopted by their peer group in schools and college. They do not want to feel alienated and left out by not participating in the activities that are considered norms in the society however are not permitted as per the Islamic values and guidelines.
For Muslim parents to raise kids in America has its own challenges that can only be realized once their kids attain a certain age. While the kids are young it may be fairly straight forward affair as kids are typically under the influence of their parents. However as they grow up and reach a certain age they start challenging their decisions. There are certain things that are not acceptable to a Muslim Parent for their kids and those are the things that they are most worried about as their kids grow up into young adults.