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 includes inter faith visits, field trips, and is time tested (over 25 years) and has been refined many times. Instructors include Bankers, Lawyers, Doctors, Hafiz, Aalims, Ustads, Ladies and invited guests. The program is designed for middle school students and older (the oldest student so far is over fifty). No prior Islamic knowledge is required to joining the program but
…participants must be motivated, have have a decent GPA of around 3.6 or commit to such a goal
” GISLA” – The Academy is held year round on Sundays 9 am -2 pm at the Shirley Gate Rd Mosque (www.IcnvT.com)
New students are expected to pass Level 1 exam in six weeks. Please note: Parents MUST must also register for the class AND ATTEND both as students and as parents as well as TEACHING ASSISTANTS (and as needed.. to run errands, arrange field trips, help with class supervision, etc)
Level 1 is a six week program – costs are subsidized to cost only $12 for 6 weeks (this is 50 cents per hour for 24 hours of class)plus a registration/deposit fee.
From the seventh week of the program the cost $62 per class session (or around $17 per hour) session. HOWEVER, deserving families with aceiving students who make satisfactory progress each week can get most of this fee waived . (Achieving students are those who do their homework, have parents in class with them, and show improvement in their leadership skills on a weekly basis.)
(Parents who have the resources are encouraged to pay full fare as this will help cover the cost of non paying students. ($62 per week or $248 per month) or as much as they can to cover the cost of the program (leased space, teacher time, materials, etc.)
ATTENDANCE, PROGRESS AND PARENT ATTENDANCE IS A MUST
The Session Fee of $62 is due for ANY absences or for non performance or parent absences
BE WARNED: This program IS rigorous and is NOT suitable for all families. The program uses a push ups with donuts approach and demands results EACH week. Non performing students are encouraged to leave on their own before being told to do so
(A REGISTRATION FEE/DEPOSIT OF $200 is requested from each family when they join the program to cover ANY absences, non achieving days, parent not present, homework not submitted, progress not made, etc.)
SEE THE MANY TESTIMONIALS ONLINE AT WWW.GISLA.ORG