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Late Spring/Early Summer 2017

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  • Annual Youth Conference
  • People's Climate March
  • Community Schools Forums
  • Emoti-con!
  • Middle School Retreat
  • Annual Benefit
  • Spring Celebration in DC

  • GK Receives Prestigious Education Award!
  • OLP is now DLL
  • Global Kids-DC Career Panel
  • Meditation Retreat
  • HRAP Activism
  • Visitors from Japan
  • Middle Schools March
  • Conference Retreat

  • Travel to Morocco for COP22
  • Post-Election Teach-In
  • Meditation Room Opening
  • Coding for Impact
  • Japan Talk Back
  • Middle Schools Election Day Activities
  • Global Kids-DC College Tours

  • Connecting With Peers in Japan
  • Museum of Natural History's New Exhibit
  • Peace Boat in Central America
  • CFR Summer Institute
  • Middle School Summer Camps
  • GK-DC in South Africa
  • Global Kids Help Bring Local Produce to Queens
  • College and Career Summer Institutes

  • GK Leaders Showcase Their Digital Media Projects
  • Impacting Climate Change Policy
  • Building Bridges: Examining Immigration
  • Middle Schoolers Get Out of Town
  • College Trips and Career Days
  • Community Schools Engage Parents and Students
  • An Inspiring Celebration in DC

  • Global Kids' Annual Benefit
  • Progress on Climate Education
  • Radio Rookies
  • Middle Schoolers Service Work
  • Musical Talents

  • GK Leaders in Paris at COP21
  • 2015 GK 5K!
  • High School Students Report Back on International Travel
  • CFR Roundtable Discussions
  • New Digital Media Program
  • Learning About GK Leaders in South Africa
  • College Application Parties
  • GK at the NASDAQ Closing Bell

  • GK Goes to the White House!
  • Documentary Filmmaking in Haiti
  • GK-DC in South Africa
  • Cultural Exchange and Leadership in Japan
  • An Expanded Role in Community Schools
  • CFR Summer Institute
  • GK Summer Digital Media Program
  • Middle School Summer Camps
  • Climate Activists Honored
  • College and Career Planning Institutes

  • Ambassador Power Visits GK on Staten Island
  • Emoti-con! 2015
  • Annual Youth Conference Examines Justice
  • Climate Activists Rally and Win an Award
  • GK Goes to Costa Rica
  • Ed Skyler is Honored
  • Middle Schoolers' Retreat
  • GK-DC Takes on NYC

  • GK Educator Receives Award
  • GK Leaders at StoryCorps
  • Middle Schoolers Code
  • Celebrating GK-DC
  • Black History Event at the UN
  • Our Board is Recognized
  • More Support for Climate Education

  • GK 5K!
  • HungerCraft Game Jam
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Talk Back
  • GK-DC Mayor's Youth Leadership Institute
  • Climate Change Work
  • Global Kids Grows
  • Career Exploration Opportunities

  • First Lady Michelle Obama
  • GK Travels to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Climate Education Gets a Boost
  • Busy Summer for OLP
  • Global Kids' Summer Institute at the CFR
  • Launch of GK-AR
  • GK-DC Summer Institute
  • GK Travels to Argentina for Climate Awareness

  • Global Kids Students Meet FLOTUS in DC
  • Ambassador Samantha Power Visits High School for Global Citizenship
  • HRAP Climate Change Education Rally
  • Emoti-Con! 2014
  • 25th Annual Youth Conference
  • Conference on Diversity and International Affairs
  • GK Students Unveil Anti-Smoking Mural in Canarsie
  • Upcoming GK Summer Programs

  • 25th Anniversary Gala
  • Global Kids and SustainAware in Slovenia
  • Upcoming Student Trips
  • 25th Global Kids Youth Conference Unveil Theme
  • Smoke Free Campaign Mural Work
  • One Billion Rising

  • Students Quiz De Blasio on Environmental Policies
  • GK Launches National Science Foundation Program
  • Students Honor Mandela Yesterday & Today
  • GK Screens Student Film at Unique DC Friendraiser
  • Students Celebrate Big Win in Green Roof Campaign!
  • Bosnia Youth Ambassadors Report Back!

  • Foreign Policy Institute Welcomes Stephanopoulos & Rubin
  • Students complete three-week trip to Bosnia where they explore local media and activism efforts
  • Global Kids' DC Summer Institute concludes its third year of programming with a service-learning trip to Costa Rica
  • Students Join Malala Yousafzai at UN to highlight global education inequalities
  • Student Mural brings healthy message to Staten Island
  • Playing for Keeps inspires new generation of game designers
  • Grants of $1M help GK build capacity and international footprint
  • Students in Environmental Justice Institute promote green roofs campaign
  • GK welcomes student visitors from Mexico
  • Students travel to Chicago for Free Minds, Free People Conference
  • SYEP Career Initiatives program offers career training and paid work opportunities to 90 youth

  • Students Show Off Digital Design Skills at Emoti-Con! digital media and technology festival
  • Over 600 youth and educators join Global Kids for Annual Youth Conference on Violence & Peacebuilding
  • Students Gear Up for Summer Trips to Bosnia and Costa Rica
  • Over 150 student and adult activists attend first Act Now Environmental Conference
  • GK celebrates its third Alumni Reunion with over 50 former program participants
  • Playing For Keeps Summer Camp Offers Students Intro to Digital Design
  • Students Graduate GK with Style at Global Kids Extravaganza
  • Photography Exhibit Celebrates NYC Through the Eyes of GK Leaders
  • Students To Paint Staten Island Mural
  • GK Benefit Honors Monique Coleman
  • Students do the Harlem Shake for Health

  • As part of the One Billion Rising campaign, students joined millions of activists around the world in calling for a stop to violence against women
  • Students in GK's Playing For Keeps program train their peers in game design techniques as part of the National STEM Video Game Design Challenge
  • Youth advocates visit Albany to lobby for tabacco control programs
  • Annual Youth Conference to address Violence & Peacebuilding April 12th
  • In honor of MLK Day, students gather to discuss the connection between human rights and climate change
  • In Washington, friends of Global Kids gather at the German Marshall Fund to support GK's DC program
  • ED Evie Hantzopoulos Offers Lessons from TED Talk on the Future of Learning in recent Huffington Post article
  • Young Professionals Offer Look at NYC Through the Lens of GK Leaders

  • GK Leader Maya Faison Testifies Before United Nations' COP18 Panel
  • Youth Climate Activists Host Human Rights Panel at NYU
  • Students Head to DC to Hear Human Rights Activist Aung San Suu Kyi Speak at Amnesty International
  • Nearly 60 youth gathered at GK's offices to begin planning for One Billion Rising, the global campaign to bring an end to violence against women
  • Students & Alumni Lobby Congress for Rights of Families
  • GK Plans Trip to Bosnia in 2013 through the U.S. Department of State's 2013 American Youth Leadership Program

  • Youth Produce Documentary Series Exploring Life in Haiti
  • Teens Devise Geocaching Treasure Hunt to Spark Debate During Presidential Election
  • George Stephanopoulos Visits GK's U.S. in the World Foreign Policy Institute at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • NYC Youth Activists Travel to DC to Lobby for a Greener Queens
  • GK's Bardoli Global Scholars Visit Costa Rica
  • Over 100 students participate in Career Initiatives, GK's six-week career readiness program
  • GK's Virtual Video Project (VVP) teaches teens to address global issues through virtual worlds and filmmaking
  • GK Sets Up Shop in Two New Middle Schools!

  • GK Students Celebrate Year of Environmental Activism
  • Youth Hold Conference on Climate Change
  • Visit to French Embassy in Washington, DC
  • Student Journalists attend U.N. Security Council meeting
  • Spring Break Trips Offer New Perspectives on Youth Activism
  • Students Advocate for a Voice in School Closing Procedures
  • Teens Get a Taste of Hilton Hospitality
  • GK Training Attracts Educators from Around the World
  • 2012 Global Kids Scholarship Winners Announced

  • 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 politics
  • GK announces the results of its Leadership Program evaluation!
  • Youth in GK's Conference Planning Committee work to organize the 2012 Youth Conference on Climate Change
  • GK Leaders collaborate with two emcees to write and produce a hip-hop track speaking out against smoking
  • Global Kids announces new grant from the Greening Western Queens Fund to fund outreach addressing air quality issues
  • Highlights from the Online Leadership Program
  • DC Fundraiser Supports 2nd Annual Global Gateways Program
  • Students 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 For 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

  • Global Kids' U.S. in the World Institute at the Council on Foreign Relations Wins Excellence in Summer Learning Award
  • GK Students Serve as American Youth Ambassadors in Kenya
  • Let's Talk Sustainability program serves as bootcamp for youth interested in using virtual worlds to promote sustainability
  • DC students complete service learning trip to Brazil
  • GK's Summer Youth Employment Program provides 50 teens with professional skills and networking opportunities
  • The Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) launches a new climate change initiative
  • Alumnus Jeffrey Perez sets out to run 3,000 miles across the country to raise money and awareness for Global Kids
  • Welcome to New Board and Staff Members!

  • GK Celebrates Winning $200,000 in the Chase Community Giving Contest
  • Over 500 youth attend GK's Annual Youth Conference to discuss the use of Global Media and Technology in creating social change
  • At the 2011 Emoti-Con, Global Kids leaders demonstrate how digital media, technology, and creativity go hand in hand with their NYC Haunts Project
  • Global Kids' Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) showcases its PSA on female harassment in school
  • GK hosts 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 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, 2011
  • GK Leaders hop over the pond to participate in two international policy summits in England
  • Students attend an exclusive mentoring session with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice
  • Highlights of the DC program included a visit by fifteen Somali youth, a visit to the Chilean Embassy, 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
  • GK Leaders meet with Senior Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky to discuss student engagement and school closings

  • Over 100 GK youth attend a special session of the United Nations Security Council
  • Global Kids celebrates the launch of its Washington, DC program at the residence of the French Ambassador
  • 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 escape the city’s hustle and bustle for an overnight leadership retreat in Clearpool, NY
  • Youth in GK’s College and Career Readiness Program travel to Philadelphia to visit the National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Students travel virtually to Brazil with Global Kids Online Leadership Progam's I Dig Brazil.
  • Global Kids launches a new Youth Think Tank in partnership with the Bronx Institute

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