Youth Speaker Certification


INGYouth Speaker Certification is designed to help teen American Muslim counter Islamophobia in their schools and communities through informal conversations and student-run presentations.

Process of Certification

  1. Attend an INGYouth Speakers Training in Your Area. At the training, students will receive:
    • Tools for responding to difficult questions about Islam and Muslims
    • Tools (presentations) for supplementing curriculum on Islam and Muslims
    • Practice exercises for delivering presentations and answers to FAQ’s
  2. Take a certification assessment on the content provided during the training
    • Completed within two to three weeks after the training
    • Those who do not pass are provided opportunities to review and retake the assessment
  3. Attend drill sessions to hone skills on answering questions and delivering presentations

Post – Certification

  1. Get connected with your schools to present in classrooms about Islam and Muslims (optional)
  2. Meet monthly via webinar with fellow INGYouth Speakers across the country to keep up with current events, learn professional skills and share experiences of presenting
  3. Advance through the program unlocking new opportunities to use your skills

Reasons to join the INGYouth Speakers Network:

  • Directly counter growing anti-Muslim bigotry
  • Confidently present about Islam and Muslims in your schools and communities
  • Connect with teen Muslims across the United States who may be sharing your experiences
  • Develop professional skills like public speaking, critical thinking, and adapting to your audience
  • Earn community service hours
  • Contribute to college applications

To request a workshop, contact Bay Area Director Ishaq Pathan at [email protected] or 408.296.7312 x (130).