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  • Running for a Cause
  • Japan Trip Talk Back
  • Middle Schoolers Help Those in Need
  • High Schoolers Clean Up Their Community
  • Global Kids-DC Makes Connections
  • ...and more!


  • 2017 Summer Institute at the CFR
  • Breaking Stereotypes in Japan
  • Making Summer Fun for Middle Schoolers!
  • Global Kids-DC in South Africa
  • Helping Students Make the Leap to Middle School and High School
  • ...and more!


    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

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