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I Am Ali LogoBecoming a Citizen Athlete:
Youth Leadership Seminars

July 5-15
Free Tours & Programs for Middle and High School Students
Registration for Seminars Required, Links Available Below

Taking place in the one and only Muhammad Ali Center, during these seminars, athletes will be encouraged to reflect upon their individual and team values, explore their inner strength, and discover their greatness through service to others.

Professional educators from the Muhammad Ali Center and guest speakers will engage attendees in interactive sessions to discover Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality). Participants will learn how these principles gave Muhammad the wherewithal to be the best athlete he could be, the strength and courage to stand up for what he believed, the inspiration to reach people around the world, and the perseverance to help others. Seminars are open to the public, but programming will be geared toward females athletes between the ages of 11 and 18.

Featured Speakers:

  • Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two. The youngest daughter of late boxer, global icon, and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were “knockouts”) and zero losses.

July 7 at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

  • Maryum Ali, affectionately known as May May, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of Muhammad Ali’s nine children. May May has 15 years of experience in delinquency prevention and family development and has worked in many capacities in this field-- from direct practice experience with over 300 families to working as a Regional Manager for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development in the City of Los Angeles.  

July 10 at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

  • Tanisha Lovely Wright is an American basketball player who was signed to the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) on Feb. 2, 2015. She ranks 4th in school history in points scored with 1,995 points in 134 career games. She was drafted in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm.

July 6 at 2:00 PM 

July 11 at 2:00 PM

For information about Inspiration Celebration on July 7th at 7:30 pm at Freedom Hall, click here

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