The consistent results of GK programs are extraordinary:
We have a 99% high school graduation rate despite the multiple challenges faced by youth in underserved communities.
93% of those graduating seniors are attending college, many earning scholarships and financial support.
GK alumni become campus leaders and advocates for global engagement and social action.
Following college graduation, GK alumni remain active civic leaders, champions of social justice and accomplished professionals in fields as varied as international affairs, business, law, healthcare, education, and the non-profit sector.
Global Kids Leaders are:
Fully engaged and motivated by our interactive youth development program approach.
Representative of the rich diversity of our globalized world.
Attending schools in primarily underserved communities, which often struggle with attendance and low graduation rates, or need extra support.
Often overlooked but possess leadership potential, a curiosity about the world, and a desire to make a difference.
Global Kids Leaders become:
Skilled peer educators who teach others about critical issues and how to make change, reaching thousands each year
Digitally savvy and able to create, analyze and disseminate socially-conscious media.
Guardians of human rights, stewards of environmental sustainbility, culturally competent and able to connect local issues to global concerns.
Positive role models, ethical leaders, and youth activists.
Global Kids Leaders go on to:
Graduate high school at rates of 95% and more, compared with peers in some of their schools that average a 60% graduation rate.
Attend college at rates of over 95%, many earning scholarships and support as a result of their participation in Global Kids.
Become active campus leaders and advocates for global engagement and social action as GK Alumni.
Become life-long global citizens who are active civic leaders, champions of social justice and accomplished professionals in fields as varied as international affairs, business, law, healthcare, education, and the non-profit sector.
13,492 Youth and educators reached through face-to-face programs.
3,177 Youth in Global Kids’ afterschool programs.
1,045 Youth who participated in Global Kids’ school day programs.
516 Youth who participated in Global Kids’ summer learning programs.
2,277 Educators who participated in Global Kids’ professional development trainings.
810 Youth and educators who participated in youth-led workshops and events.
1,716 Students participated in Global Kids’ College and Career Readiness programming (college trips, college readiness activities, career days).
380+ Youth and educators who attended the Annual Youth Conference.
82 GK students who led workshops and planned the Annual Youth Conference.
4,053 Youth and adults who participated in Global Kids family and community. engagement events and activities.