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School Programs

Global Kids thoughtfully partners with schools to offer an array of services and programs that advance school goals and fulfill our mission to develop active global citizens who are prepared to engage and succeed in our ever-changing world. We work predominantly in high schools and middle schools in underserved communities. 
 
During the school day, Global Kids is able to provide academic enrichment/classroom residencies in collaboration with classroom teachers; advisory workshops; college exploration and support services; attendance outreach; parent engagement activities, service-learning programs, and more. 
 
During the out of school time/extended day, Global Kids provides its award-winning programs, which combine youth development, leadership development, global awareness, and civic engagement. These programs range from our flagship Power of Citizenry Leadership Program to our College and Career Readiness Program to our game design and other Digital Learning and Leadership Programs. 
 
Funding for school-based programs includes support from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes, DC Department of Employment Services, United Way of the National Capital Area, Humanities DC, and other sources.
 
For more information on partnering with Global Kids, please contact Director, Washington DC, Program Wida Amir at wida@globalkids.org.  

Power of Citizenry

Funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers and OSSE in DC, the Global Kids Summer Institute brings together youth from across our schools, including our year-long programs at Anacostia HS, Ballou HS, McKinley Tech HS, and Dunbar HS for an intensive summer learning program which focuses on leadership, social justice, global citizenship, and civic engagement. Participants develop service-learning projects, explore arts and activism, engage in international affairs content, and develop critical skills which bolster their critical thinking, literacy, and other 21st Century skills.

Summer Institute

Funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers and OSSE in DC, the Global Kids Summer Institute brings together youth from our school year programs at Anacostia HS, Ballou HS, McKinley Tech, and Dunbar HS for an intensive summer learning program which focuses on leadership, social justice, global citizenship, and civic engagement. Participants develop service-learning projects, explore arts and activism, engage in international affairs content, and develop critical skills which bolster their critical thinking, literacy, and other 21st Century skills.

MBYLI

Funded by the DC Department of Employment Services, and run through a special partnership between Global Kids-DC and the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute (MBYLI), the Global Education Program is a year-round program that trains youth in global affairs and exposes them to careers in international affairs. Aligned with Global Kids’ mission, the MBYLI Global Education Program aims to develop youth leaders for the global stage. Program participants are trained through weekly workshops during the School Year Program and an intensive Summer Institute training that engages youth in meaningful international affairs content and career exploration. After successful completion of the school year and the summer institute, Global Kids leads a 10-day travel abroad experience for selected program youth that incorporate service-learning, peer education, and youth leadership to build global competency. Previous travel abroad programs have included South Africa, Costa Rica, Haiti, Brazil, and most recently, Colombia.

International Travel

Global Kids participants have traveled to conferences and events around the United States and trained peers in over 30 countries. Each year, our youth have the opportunity to travel to places as diverse as Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Eritrea, Haiti, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Peru, South Africa, and more.

Annual Youth Conference

Each year, a team of Global Kids youth design an Annual Youth Conference around a topic of local and global importance. At conferences in both Washington, DC and New York City, youth work together to identify and secure plenary and guest speakers, organize performances, and design and facilitate peer-education workshops for hundreds of attendees.

College & Career Readiness

Global Kids programming significantly increases a young person’s chances of graduating from high school and attending college. Participants get an early start on college applications, explore academic and career options, get inspired about their futures and succeed in today’s increasingly globalized workplace. Global Kids provides youth with ongoing support and mentoring with activities like one-on-one college counseling sessions, college exploration workshops, goal setting, career days at corporate and government offices, panels with professionals from multiple sectors, resume building workshops, interviewing skill sessions, and college tours.

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