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
  • INGYouth Speaker certification opens up more opportunities to present on Islam and Muslims in your schools
  • Connect with young Muslims across the country who may be sharing your experiences
  • Learn professional skills like public speaking, thinking on your feet, adapting to your audience
  • Get a leg up on your college applications
  • Be a part of a cause bigger than yourself

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