The National Theatre of Scotland's Take a Stand project, was inspired by the real life story of the Glasgow Girls, a group of seven Drumchapel High teenagers who in 2005, became the most vocal and powerful pro-refugee campaigners in the country, appearing in two television documentaries and winning numerous awards.
Some of the girls were at the launch of the project, part of Refugee Week Scotland, which took place at the city's Tron Theatre.
It also celebrated their story being turned into a musical production, which will run from October 31 until November 17 at the Citizens Theatre, before moving on to London.
The campaign by the fifth and sixth-year pupils began with a petition objecting to the dawn raid on the family of school friend Agnesa Murselaj, a Roma gypsy from Kosovo.
Agnesa's family was released from a detention centre three weeks later and the girls carried on campaigning for more sensitive treatment of asylum seekers, twice visiting the Scottish Parliament, appearing in two TV documentaries and winning numerous awards.
Founding member Emma Clifford, now 23, of Knightswood, said she can hardly believe her story will be told on stage.
She said: "The whole thing is surreal and overwhelming, we went down to London recently to meet some of the actresses and we were standing outside a room when we heard was the chorus, 'we are the Glasgow girls'.
"We thought - is this really happening?
Cora Bissett, writer and director of award-winning play Roadkill, decided to take the story on in association with several partners, including NTS and the Citizens Theatre.
She said: "I wanted to dramatise it as it's an inspiring story about young people finding a voice and realising they can do something.
"I think that's needed right now for all of us."
The Glasgow Girls ensemble will take part in consultation sessions for prospective applicants of Take a Stand which offers advice and assistance to 13 to 15-year-olds wanting to organise their own campaigns, along with NTS and members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, advising them how to make their applications better.
Emma said: "Hopefully our legacy will inspire a new generation."
Another member, Amal Azzudin, 22, added: "It's really exciting as a lot of young people feel very strongly about issues but don't know how to go about getting something done."
The winning teams will each receive a grant of £500, support and advice from NTS, a professional artist as their creative partner and training from the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Philippa Tomlin, creative learning co-ordinator at NTS, said: "I think there's something open-minded about being a young person and if there's something you're angry or upset about you want to change it can be a real fight but I think through support and using art, it gives them a platform to channel those thoughts."
To apply, or for more information, call 0141 2279232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline is July 27.