Global Kids expands to four schools in Washington, D.C.Students discuss environmental issues with NY State Senators Michael Gianaris and Tony Avella and speak to NY State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and NY State Assemblyman Michael Miller about careers in politicsGK announces the results of its Leadership Program evaluation! Youth in GK's Conference Planning Committee work to organize the 2012 Youth Conference on Climate ChangeGK Leaders collaborate with two emcees to write and produce a hip-hop track speaking out against smokingGlobal Kids announces new grant from the Greening Western Queens Fund to fund outreach addressing air quality issuesHighlights from the Online Leadership ProgramDC Fundraiser Supports 2nd Annual Global Gateways ProgramStudents Declare Solidarity with youth activists working to defend "Raza Studies" in Arizona
•GK receives a special grant from the Rita Allen Foundation to expand its social media efforts
•GK celebrates International Education Week
•Students gear up for campaigns to strengthen environmental policies
•Playing 4 Keeps program teaches game development skills
•Students interact with policy experts at GK’s monthly Council on Foreign Relations Roundtables
•Students prep for college with visits to local universities
•GK Trainers hit the road with professional development offerings
September 2011 Newsletter
Global Kids' U.S. in the World Institute at the Council on Foreign Relations Wins Excellence in Summer Learning AwardGK Students Serve as American Youth Ambassadors in KenyaLet's Talk Sustainability program serves as bootcamp for youth interested in using virtual worlds to promote sustainabilityDC students complete service learning trip to BrazilGK's Summer Youth Employment Program provides 50 teens with professional skills and networking opportunitiesThe Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) launches a new climate change initiativeAlumnus Jeffrey Perez sets out to run 3,000 miles across the country to raise money and awareness for Global KidsWelcome to New Board and Staff Members!
GK Celebrates Winning $200,000 in the Chase Community Giving Contest!Over 500 youth attended the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference on May 13 to discuss the use of Global Media and Technology in creating social change.At the 2011 Emoti-Con, Global Kids leaders demonstrated how digital media, technology, and creativity go hand in hand with their NYC Haunts Project.The High School for Global Citizenship's Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) showcases its most recent PSA on female harassment in school.On June 4, Global Kids hosted its first Alumni Reunion, with over 100 former GK leaders and staff in attendance.Global Kids honors educators Joel I. Klein and Merryl Tisch at its Annual Benefit at the Council on Foreign Relations.GK Summer programs like the 2011 U.S. in the World Summer Institute and the Summer Youth Employment Program kick off as GK Leaders prepare to travel to Kenya and Brazil as part of the Kenya Service Learning Program and the Global Gateways Summer Institute.
The 2011 Global Kids Annual Youth Conference on Global Media and World Affairs will be held on May 13, 2011Global Kids is now supported by SwipeGood, a platform that allows you to round up all your transactions automatically and donate the change to Global Kids. GK Leaders hop over the pond to participate in two international policy summits in England during January and February. On February 16, students attend an exclusive mentoring session with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Highlights of the DC program included a visit by fifteen Somali youth who had fled Somalia as children; a visit to the Chilean Embassy where they met with the Ambassador and his staff to learn about the Chilean mining accident and the rescue operation; and a special tour of the East Wing of the White House as part of Black History Month. Global Kids students have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Nigerian culture during Passport to Nigeria, a program held in partnership with The Museum for African Art which explores the powerful expression of art and music.GK Leaders from Paul Robeson High School meet with Senior Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky to discuss student engagement, school closings, and supporting students during the high school phase-out process.
Over 100 GK youth attend a special session of the United Nations Security Council on December 21Global Kids, along with U.S. Senator Mark Warner and over 150 guests, celebrates the launch of its Washington, D.C. program at the residence of the French Ambassador. To raise consciousness about the devastating humanitarian crisis occurring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, youth from GK’s High School for Global Citizenship educate Prospect Heights community members and gather signatures for a petition to ensure greater corporate accountability GK Leaders meet with Council on Foreign Relations National Intelligence Fellow Sue Mi Terry about the role of intelligence analysts in U.S. policy making.Global Kids ninth graders in our Young Leaders on the Rise/Transition to High School Program escape the city’s hustle and bustle for an overnight leadership retreat in the quiet woods of Clearpool Education Center.Youth in GK’s College and Career Readiness Program travel to Philadelphia to visit the National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania. Students from the High School for Global Citizenship travel virtually to Brazil with Global Kids Online Leadership Progam's I Dig Brazil. Global Kids, in partnership with the Bronx Institute, launches a new Youth Think Tank.