The Lifelong Leaders Afterschool Program (LLAP) - Inspiring Young Muslim Leaders

The Lifelong Leaders Afterschool Program (LLAP) - Inspiring Young Muslim Leaders


Registration is Open for the Fall Semester of the Lifelong Leaders Afterschool Program (LLAP) 

Mastering Public Speaking - Tuesday Evenings, September 20th - October 25th at 6:00 P.M. | In-Person & Virtual

The "Lifelong Leaders Afterschool Program" (LLAP) is a year-long leadership program for High School Muslim students. LLAP aims to train and inspire the next generation of American-Muslim leaders by providing an in-depth leadership curriculum, networking with other students, and real-world experiences.

Why Train & Inspire Young Muslim Leaders: In the Qu'ran Allah (Swt) says, "Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change themselves" (Al-Ra'd 13:11). We believe that young Muslims have tremendous potential to transform themselves, their communities and the world.

This unique leadership program will introduce students to CAIR-Essential Leadership Skills such as:

  1. Public Speaking
  2. How to Influence Government
  3. Mastering Debate
  4. Islamic History and Activism
  5. Art of Applied Leadership

When Is the Program Held: The leadership program is held throughout the year and is divided into a fall, spring, and summer semester. Each semester focuses on a specific area of leadership.

  • Fall Semester: Public Speaking & Applied Leadership | Every Tuesday evening, September 20th - October 25th
  • Spring Semester: Mastering Debate & Applied Leadership | Dates TBD
    • Spring of 2023 will be Texas Muslim Capitol Day, where we will train young Muslims on how to engage with State Representatives and Senators.
  • Summer Semester: Islamic History & Activism | Dates TBD

Ages: High School Students 9th - 12th grade.

Deadline to Register: Students must register online no later than September 13th, 2022

6-Week Semesters: The fall and spring programs are held in person and virtually. The summer semester is entirely virtual.

Where is the Program Held: The Program is held in person in Dallas, Austin, and St. Louis. Specific locations for in-person classes will be shared after registration.

Real World Experiences: Each semester concludes with a real-world experience in the form of a public speaking or debate competition. For government, we have young Muslims meet and speak with their State or Federal elected officials. Islamic history & activism students engage in a trivia competition.

Costs: Only $75 per student - Scholarships are Readily Available - Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Benefits for Young Leaders: 

  1. Build Your College Resume
  2. Earn Letters of Recommendations
  3. Receive Public Speaking Certificate
  4. Gain Volunteer Hours
  5. Be Introduced to New Lifelong Skills
  6. Meet & Collaborate with other Young Muslims
  7. Be Eligible to Participate in our Annual Washington D.C. Week Long Leadership Experience, Learn More...
  8. Be Eligible to be a Board Member of the Young Muslim Leadership Council - The Youth Arm of CAIR-Texas
  9. Be Eligible for the Bassem Masri Educational Scholarship:: Participants who successfully complete all 3-semesters will be eligible for the CAIR-Texas College Scholarship. They will need to apply for the Scholarship at the end of the school year and compete with other participants.

Financial Assistance Available: We will never let cost stand in the way of students who would like to participate in this Program. Any student needing assistance will receive a reduced price or no cost. Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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