Summer Foreign Policy Institute at the CFR

Goal: $ 7500

No of Donation: 16

 

 

Goal: $ 7500
Amount Raised: $ 9388.75
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 16
Category : Education
Url : http://www.globalkids.org
Contact Number : 212-226-0130
Address : 137 East 25th St.
State : New York
City : New York
Country : US
Zipcode : 10010

Challenge

Global Kids equips young people with the skills to be engaged citizens and achieve success in a technology-driven global society. Urban youth remain largely uninformed about global issues, and today's workplace requires a wide scope of competencies, from critical thinking to digital media literacy. GK youth are ethnically and socio-economically diverse, attend low-performing, high-need schools in NYC and Washington, DC, and face significant challenges such as poverty, drugs, and teen parenthood.

Solution

Global Kids works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. Global Kids inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and our world. Our vision is to create an ever-growing network of young people from diverse backgrounds who attain leadership on all levels of society.
The Summer Institute provides underserved young people with significant exposure to the world of foreign policy and international affairs, including visits to governmental and human rights organizations, and meetings with policy experts. It addresses the need to engage diverse youth in learning about current events and the world of foreign policy, and equips them with the skills they need to make a positive impact.

Long-Term Impact

Long-term, GK participants graduate from high school, enroll in college, and become leaders in their communities and the world at large. Last year, 99% of GK seniors graduated from high school, more than 30 points higher than NYC's average. 87% of those graduates are now in college. In an alumni survey, 97% agreed that GK helped to increase their leadership skills, and 95% agreed that they increased their civic and community engagement due to GK.

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