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Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant Last fall, when I began teaching DLL classes at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) and PS/IS 109 in East Flatbush, my goal was twofold: teach students to code using Scratch – a free, online, browser-based coding platform – and...

Ahmed A. GK Trainer ​Third and fourth graders at PS 96 in East Harlem are our youngest students participating in Global Kids programming this school year.  All year, I’ve had a chance to lead GK’s DLL elementary school program, MakerSquad, and have had a great time with...

Matthew W. DLL Program Assistant As fun as Scratch can be, at the end of the school year, right before summer break, middle schoolers can get Scratched Out. But the semester isn’t over! Thus, DLL recently got creative with teaching the more nitty-gritty (read:...

Iram J. Students at John Adams show off the signature pose they came up with for our Girl Hack club! Senior TrainerThis week, students in our Girl Hack programs at John Adams High School and William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens finalized the...

By Juan Rubio When I joined Global Kids in 2011, I knew that it was an organization with impactful programs, providing a range of in-school, afterschool and summer programs, with a youth driven learning model that taps into students’ curiosity and prepares them with the skills...

By Chanell I wasn’t new to the concept of the “Meetup”, as I am a member of dozens of them from Fashionistas in New York City to Single in New York City Meet-Ups!  However, the concept of the Hive Youth Meet-up was a new...

By Ryan Waingortin Youth between the ages of eleven and seventeen attended the Global Kids Maker Party where they experimented with circuitry using LittleBits modules. Attendees learned the meaning of “input” and “output” circuits through various design challenges given by Maker Party facilitators. These...

Students and teachers from the iDesign program are getting ready to start the second year of the project as they participate in a summer camp at Hofstra University where they have been learning about geo-locative games and the use of the...

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