Global Kids - DC

Global Kids - DC Global Kids is the premier nonprofit educational organization for global learning and youth development. Global Kids, Inc. - the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development - works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage.
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Mission: Global Kids works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. Global Kids inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and our world. Our vision is to create an ever-growing network of young people from diverse backgrounds who attain leadership on all levels of society and enter fields of international affairs and public policy.

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Global Kids-DC is hosting a college and career workshop for its high school students on Thursday, October 15th! Interest...
10/14/2020

Global Kids-DC is hosting a college and career workshop for its high school students on Thursday, October 15th! Interested youth can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/gk2020interest. Anacostia High School Ballou Senior High School Bell Multicultural High School Paul Lawrence Dunbar School McKinley Technology High School

10/12/2020

Hey DC Youth!! There's still time to join Global Kids-DC this fall! Check out why you should join GK and fill out our registration survey at tinyurl.com/gk2020interest TODAY!! --
Anacostia High School Ballou Senior High School Bell Multicultural High School MacFarland Middle School and McKinley Technology High School

09/21/2020
Fall Virtual Programs Start Today!

Global Kids-DC starts its 4-day/week, virtual after school programs today! It's not too late to join. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/gk2020interest

Anacostia High School @Ballou Knights Bell Multicultural High School (Chec) Dunbar High School MacFarland Middle School McKinley Technology High School

08/06/2020
Global Kids-DC International Changemaker Summit

Thank you to everyone who came to our 4-day International Changemaker Summit, a youth-led virtual summit all about speaking out and taking action!

Did you miss it? Watch our highlights montage below!

For our final GK Town Halls, two phenomenal guest speakers discussed education and immigration with our high school yout...
08/03/2020

For our final GK Town Halls, two phenomenal guest speakers discussed education and immigration with our high school youth.

Special thanks to Rhonda Henderson and Isaias Guerrero for helping us close out this summer on a high note!

Is it that time already?Yesterday, we celebrated the last day of GK-DC's Summer Institute and all of the hard work we di...
08/01/2020

Is it that time already?

Yesterday, we celebrated the last day of GK-DC's Summer Institute and all of the hard work we did over the summer.

Hope to see you all again very soon!

We work hard, play hard at Global Kids-DC. Play our virtual Jeopardy game, Social Movements in U.S. History, on Zoom! ht...
07/22/2020
Social Movements in U.S. History Jeopardy Template

We work hard, play hard at Global Kids-DC. Play our virtual Jeopardy game, Social Movements in U.S. History, on Zoom! https://bit.ly/GKjeopardy

A law that makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because of their race., An influential African American rights activist, co-founder of the NAACP, and author of The Souls of Black Folk., A 15-year-old woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded bu...

07/22/2020

The International Changemaker Summit is right around the corner! Register here: tinyurl.com/GKDCYouthSummit2020

Join us for a four-day international youth summit where you’ll get to meet youth leaders from all over the world, learn about different ways to enact change, and talk to experts about their experiences and best practices.

Sessions will take place from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT (UTC-4:00) on Monday, July 27th through Thursday, July 30th. Register for any day of the summit to gain access to all four days. Admission is FREE!

Schedule:
Monday: Media campaigns/Arts
Tuesday: Direct Service
Wednesday: Direct Action
Thursday: Advocacy/Legal

This summit has been created by youth, for youth. We hope to see you there!

Last week, we learned how to write and give elevator pitches like a pro. Special thanks to Dr. Sandra Rivera for her awe...
07/22/2020

Last week, we learned how to write and give elevator pitches like a pro. Special thanks to Dr. Sandra Rivera for her awesome workshop on public speaking!

Watch us build these community connections...Huge thanks to our amazing guest speakers, who spoke at our GK Town Halls o...
07/17/2020

Watch us build these community connections...

Huge thanks to our amazing guest speakers, who spoke at our GK Town Halls on BLM, homelessness, and gun violence. More insightful discussions to come! Black Swan Academy Empower DC Street Sense Media Sasha Bruce Youthwork Moms Demand Action

GK-DC’s Summer Institute has gone virtual! COVID-19 closings can’t stop us from learning, educating, and advocating on g...
07/17/2020

GK-DC’s Summer Institute has gone virtual! COVID-19 closings can’t stop us from learning, educating, and advocating on global issues. See some of the highlights below.

And yes, our virtual transition includes our awesome MacFarland middle school program!

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06/01/2020

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Global Kids stands with our youth, alums, partners, and supporters in demanding justice and equity for all the black lives in this country. #BLM #blacklivesmatter #knowjusticeknowpeace

05/12/2020
Ballou Senior High School

Global Kids - DC is proud to partner with Ballou Senior High School to support its students! We #ChooseBallou because of its incredible young people! Check out Global Kids youth leaders and our amazing Site Trainer showcased at -.34 mark for just one of the amazing opportunities the school offers. bit.ly/ballouenroll #uKNIGHTed #KnightsontheRise

Please check out this amazing video about all of the great programming at Ballou Senior High School. Families should #ChooseBallou because we have the best students, academic programming, love and care, sports, activities, and partner organizations that makes us your Ward 8 choice!! Receive an excellent education at home that prepares you for the college or career of your choice! bit.ly/ballouenroll #uKNIGHTed #KnightsontheRise

It's not too late to donate to GK for #GivingTuesdayNow! Go to bit.ly/givingtuesdaygkdc to make sure that Global Kids is...
05/05/2020

It's not too late to donate to GK for #GivingTuesdayNow! Go to bit.ly/givingtuesdaygkdc to make sure that Global Kids is still here to nurture DC youth in high-needs schools' social and emotional needs as well as provide resources to help them navigate this crisis.

Your support makes a big impact.

For #GivingTuesdayNow GK-DC is partnering with The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington to raise $5,000 by don...
05/05/2020

For #GivingTuesdayNow GK-DC is partnering with
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington to raise $5,000 by donating to bit.ly/givingtuesdaygkdc. At Global Kids, we’ve pivoted from in person to virtual programming, ensuring that our DC youth in high needs schools still have opportunity to engage in dynamic leadership development, global education, college and career readiness, and civic engagement programs. And we are there to nurture their social and emotional needs as well as provide resources to help them navigate this crisis.

That's why we're inviting you to make a difference, close to home. You can donate right now to support our work in your community, while building the next generation of leaders who will think globally and act locally. Donate at bit.ly/givingtuesdaygkdc to support our work in Washington DC.

During this crisis, we know that community is more important than ever. COVID-19 has underscored why Global Kids is so r...
05/05/2020

During this crisis, we know that community is more important than ever.

COVID-19 has underscored why Global Kids is so relevant and needed today. By helping young people make connections between global and local issues, they become empowered to create solutions to complex problems that demonstrate how interconnected we are.

Help us continue supporting our youth this #GivingTuesdayNow by donating to bit.ly/givingtuesdaygkdc

Amid tensions between the US and Iran, GK scholars from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Washington, DC got a differen...
02/14/2020

Amid tensions between the US and Iran, GK scholars from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Washington, DC got a different perspective on Iranian life at the Freer-Sackler Gallery in the National Mall. The exhibit titled My Iran: Six Women Photographers featured photographs and other works of art that touched on gender equality, identity, political movements, and more.

Join us at the GK-DC YPC Membership Kickoff Happy Hour this February 19th! Come network with current GK-DC YPC members t...
02/14/2020

Join us at the GK-DC YPC Membership Kickoff Happy Hour this February 19th! Come network with current GK-DC YPC members to learn more about Global Kids-DC and the Young Professionals Committee! RSVP at bit.ly/2UQx1mr

Last week, a busload of middle school and high school students headed to Philadelphia! Our high school youth visited Uni...
02/06/2020

Last week, a busload of middle school and high school students headed to Philadelphia! Our high school youth visited University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts, and Temple University for college tours. The middle school students from Macfarland Middle School Washington DC visited historic Philadelphia & Eastern State Penitentiary to discuss human rights past and present!

12/19/2019

Dear friends and supporters, Global Kids needs your help!

Global Kids is a registered charitable organization at The World Bank Group's Community Connections Campaign (CCC). We need to reach $1,000 in donations by current and retired Bank employees in order to stay on the funding list before the campaign closes by COB TOMORROW!
We've raised some donation and need a final few supporters to reach that goal. Please forward and tag your colleagues and friends at the World Bank and ask them to consider Global Kids for a their pledge -- then Bank also matched their donation.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

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12/10/2019

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Global Kids - DC leaders recently took a field trip to NPR headquarters where they got to observe the busy newsroom, explore a real recording studio, see where #TinyDeskConcerts are recorded, and interview NPR interns. We can't wait to see what kind of programs our leaders will create for themselves!

Check out our students from MacFarland Middle School!
10/18/2019

Check out our students from MacFarland Middle School!

Our Global Kids - DC youth at MacFarland Middle School are learning how leadership and healthy living go hand in hand. Cooking class is teaching them to appreciate global foods, learn culinary skills, and understand how working as a team yields positive (and delicious) results.

Our latest #GK30Under30 recipient is Roger Sanchez!
09/27/2019

Our latest #GK30Under30 recipient is Roger Sanchez!

At only 23, Roger Sanchez, our next Global Kids #30Under30 alum, works as an Associate Director at the Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture, where he strives to promote the nighttime economy and preserve the District of Columbia’s cultural vibrancy. A first-generation Dominican-American college student, Roger grew up in DC, graduated from Bell Multicultural High School, earned a bachelor's in International Relations at American University, and served as an AmeriCorps member at the Latin American Youth Center where he helped youth apply to college. As a Language Access Monitor at the DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, he ensured 38 government agencies were in compliance with the Language Access Act, important legislation that protects English language learners and non-English speakers.

“Global Kids exposed me to continuous opportunities to travel internationally and think about careers in international affairs and public policy. They have fully invested in my success during college and beyond: from setting up countless informational interviews, inviting me to attend professional networking events such as the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations in DC, and being a sounding board for my career goals.”

#GK30thAnniversary #educateactivateinspire #GK30Under30 #GK30

We are so proud of GK-DC Youth Leader Moriah A. for receiving the Attorney General Karl A. Racine's Right Direction Awar...
08/13/2019

We are so proud of GK-DC Youth Leader Moriah A. for receiving the Attorney General Karl A. Racine's Right Direction Award! She was beaming with pride during the dinner and award ceremony on Thursday, August 8th. Way to working hard towards your academic achievements despite facing challenges, Moriah! #globalkids #GKAllDay #educateactivateinspire

Global Kids-DC is HIRING!  We are seeking THREE new team members to help us have yet another successful school year.  Co...
08/07/2019

Global Kids-DC is HIRING! We are seeking THREE new team members to help us have yet another successful school year. Come join our team. More details on our website: www.globalkids.org

Our Global Kids - DC Leaders continue learning about Colombian culture and history through artwork and the locals! #glob...
08/02/2019

Our Global Kids - DC Leaders continue learning about Colombian culture and history through artwork and the locals! #globalkids #GKAllDay #southamerica #youthtravels

Interacting with Colombian students, participating in an art workshop, and witnessing cool building graffiti art are som...
07/31/2019

Interacting with Colombian students, participating in an art workshop, and witnessing cool building graffiti art are some of the activities our Global Kids - DC Leaders did on day 4 of their trip to 🇨🇴. #globalkids #GKAllDay #southamerica #youthtravels

As we enter the third day of the Colombia trip, Global Kids - DC #GKLeaders traveled to the municipality of Soacha where...
07/30/2019

As we enter the third day of the Colombia trip, Global Kids - DC #GKLeaders traveled to the municipality of Soacha where they met and interacted with Colombian students at a local school. During their visit, both parties engaged in fun student exchange activities. #GKAllDay #summertrip #southamerica #studentinteraction

Over the weekend, our DC #GKLeaders explored the many tourist spots of Colombia. They climbed the Monserate, a 3,152-met...
07/29/2019

Over the weekend, our DC #GKLeaders explored the many tourist spots of Colombia. They climbed the Monserate, a 3,152-meter hill overlooking the capital of Bogota, walked through the La Candelaria, Museo del Oro Bogotá, and Bolivar Plaza, and explored unique local street graffiti art. #globalkids #GKAllDay #southamerica #youthtravels

Global Kids - DC Youth Leaders are en route to Colombia for a 10-day #globaleducation and #culturalexchange trip. We are...
07/26/2019

Global Kids - DC Youth Leaders are en route to Colombia for a 10-day #globaleducation and #culturalexchange trip. We are beyond excited and ready!

Global Kids - DC students traveled to the U.S. Department of State to hear from guest speakers and learn about careers w...
07/26/2019

Global Kids - DC students traveled to the U.S. Department of State to hear from guest speakers and learn about careers within the DOS. A DC #GKLeader even introduced a DOS staff member who spoke about the professional journey and current tenure.

GK-DC Leaders traveled to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC - PPMW for a workshop on power and a presenta...
07/25/2019

GK-DC Leaders traveled to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC - PPMW for a workshop on power and a presentation on minor rights and services. The students participated in a team activity that shows the impact and results of power.

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Global Kids (GK) is committed to transforming urban youth into successful students as well as global and community leaders. Using interactive and experiential methods to educate youth about critical international and foreign policy issues, GK provides students with opportunities for civic and global engagement. For over 20 years, Global Kids has infused its programs with international affairs content and methodology to develop key 21st century skills in high school age youth including, literacy, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Youth develop a greater understanding of human rights, international relations, and the role of civil society in shaping domestic and foreign policy.

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DC friends -- please help spread the word!
Dear Friend, would love to see you at our event tomorrow evening! . If you are not able to attend, please consider making a contribution. Thank you for your support, always!
Join us this Wednesday at WeWork Wonder Bread Factory for our Spring Celebration. All proceeds from the benefit support Global Kids programming in Washington, DC!
Friends -- we are just one week away from GK-DC's Spring Celebration! If you haven't been to one of our annual celebrations -- you are sure to miss out on a night of inspiration, love, lots of laughter and great fun! Come join us and support our youth leaders and see them shine. Hope to see you there!