60% of Muslims have experienced some kind of discrimination in their life, and Leila is one of them. She’s had to endure cold stares, resentful glances, and even a barrage of racial slurs, all just for wearing a hijab. “I grew frustrated and resentful,” she said, “but I soon realized that the sole source of this hate was ignorance.” She decided to make a change. Leila founded the Muslim Student Union Club, to provide a safe place for interfaith discussion and learning opportunities and to bridge the gap between religious factions. Her club is currently organizing a cultural festival that will be open to all 3,000 of the students at her school, and she hopes to continue spreading Islamic awareness, even if it’s one school at a time.