OUR THEORY OF CHANGE 

If we use technology and innovative pedagogy to connect and guide young people to engage in meaningful dialogue, they will make new discoveries: not only about each other, but also about themselves, their communities, and their ability to take action on the issues—local, national, and international––that affect their lives. Ultimately, these connections will result in a network of global citizens who have the skills and disposition to change the world for the better.

 

CONNECTION

CONVERSATION

DISCOVERY 

CHANGE

 

MEASURING OUR IMPACT 

 

As we grow, we are committed to working with schools and districts to ensure that our evaluations address not only our own organizational goals, but also those of our funders and participants. Luckily, these goals have a lot in common.


1. Empathy, or the ability to explore and understand other perspectives


2. Global awareness, or familiarity with important issues and how they affect one’s local         and global community

3. Taking action, how many students have the skills and disposition to lead positive                   change in their communities, local or global?

4. 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and                  creativity.

 

GNG has collaborated with Dr. Emile Bruneau, a leading expert on intergroup conflict and neuroscience, on monitoring and evaluating our programs since 2012 when he was serving as a research scientist at the Saxelab of Social Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT. Currently, he is a research associate and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication.