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Our Programs

LEADERSHIP

Our unparalleled leadership development programs integrate sophisticated content, youth development strategies, experiential learning, and opportunities to work with prominent experts in the fields of international affairs, public policy and human rights/social activism.

  • Power of Citizenry (POC) Leadership Program. Global Kids' flagship program develops over 2,000 Global Kids Leaders annually. Youth explore such issues as global health, poverty, children's rights, sustainability, discrimination, and human rights. Field trips, guest speakers, mentoring, and hands-on service projects supplement the workshops. The program equips youth with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and participate in shaping international and public policies in a complex 21st century world. Young Leaders on the Rise, an extension of POC, targets 9th graders to help them transition to high school and stay on track for credit accumulation. This program is offered during the school year at our Manhattan office and is open to all local New York City high school students. It is also available to our students at our NYC high school sites. Email info@globalkids.org to find out how to join.
  • Creative Arts Program for Collective Action. GK students learn how creativity and artistic expression inform others about serious issues and effect real change in their communities and in the world by participating in Undesirable Elements (UE). UE is a dynamic, year-long theater project developed and performed by the participants. Students weave together their cultural heritage, personal stories, world history, and current events to share compelling stories that tackle difficult issues such as globalization, immigration, and poverty. Conducted in collaboration with Ping Chong & Company, Undesirable Elements combines dance, music, spoken word and theater to create a moving and unforgettable experience that is performed regularly at Global Kids’ Annual Youth Conference and other venues. This program is offered during the school year at our Manhattan office and is open to all local New York City high school students. It is also available to our students at some of our NYC high school sites. Email info@globalkids.org to find out how to join.
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