WHAT IS – GISLA – The Green Stairs Leadership Academy?
The Green Stairs Leadership Academy (GISLA) Level 1 Program is a by invitation Leadership Academy conducted in a Islamic Sunday school setting.
The program is designed for middle school students and older (the oldest student so far was over fifty)
No prior Islamic knowledge is required to joining the program but
…participants must have have a decent GPA of around 3.6 or commit to such a goal and
…must appreciate the difference between a goat and a sheep (?)
The program is time tested (over 25 years in place) and has been refined many times over the years
” GISLA” – The Academy is held year round on Sundays 10 am -2pm
Shirley gate Rd Mosque (www.IcnvT)
Parents MUST must also register for the class AND ATTEND both as students and as TEACHING ASSISTANTS (as needed.. to run errands, arrange field trips, help with class supervision, etc)
Programs fees are waived for continuously improving and achieving students (i.e. those who do their homework and improve their leadership skills on a weekly basis)
This program IS rigorous and is NOT suitable for all families
The program uses a pushups with donuts approach and demands results EACH week
non performing students are encouraged to leave on their own before being told to do so