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Newly-Certified INGYouth Speakers
After joining ING a year ago, I set out to certify Muslim youth speakers who could supplement education about Islam and Muslims in their schools by responding to difficult questions about their faith. Certification would give them the confidence and knowledge to join in on classroom conversations about Islam, especially after sensational news. Here are the results of the INGYouth Program: since fall of last year, we’ve conducted training in seven cities, training over 170 Muslim youth in middle and high schools. More than 45% of those students are in the process of certification, which involves testing and accreditation. By the start of the school year in August, we expect 75 certified Muslim youth to be ready to supplement education about Islam in schools.
Join us in this effort to help Muslim students prevent bullying by giving them confidence in their Islamic identities and empowering them to speak about their faith accurately and honestly with public presentation tools.
Meet Two of Our INGYouth Certified Speakers:
Hanan and Ilyas
Hanan, 16, received her INGYouth Speaker Certification in April. Here’s a clip of her delivering our “Muslim Contributions to Civilization” presentation to over 60 of her classmates.
Ilyas, 16, received his INGYouth Speaker Certification in April. Here’s a clip of Ilyas presenting to an assembly of 150 students in 9th and 10th grades for a bullying prevention seminar.
INGYouth Speakers Trainings Planned for Fall
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Charleston, West Virginia
- Saratoga, California
Bullying Prevention Workshops In
Local Middle Schools and High Schools
Since May, we’ve held seven bullying prevention workshops for nearly 1,000 students in Bay Area middle and high schools. Our new INGYouth bullying prevention presentation Countering Bullying With Civility, Respect, and Knowledge addresses strategies for bullying prevention and ways to engage in constructive dialogue across lines of difference. To request this presentation, write to [email protected]