Pulse Programs are virtual town hall meetings that give your students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time. These interactive live-stream programs offer students the opportunity to learn from guest speakers and exchange perspectives with their peers using a LIVE chat function. 


NOTE FOR EDUCATORS: Each session will be held as a YouTube Live broadcast event, featuring the Google Hangout on Air platform, where multiple sites can connect to engage in a live discussion.  To RSVP, join the event’s corresponding G+ Community, where you will also be able to download a short curriculum to help you prepare and find the link to the live broadcast. During the broadcast, your class will be able to live chat questions to the guest speaker.






As of December 2016, 4.8 million 1 registered Syrian refugees had left their country. Another 6.1 million more are internally displaced 2 , which means they were forced to move within Syria. In other words,more than half of Syria’s 22 million citizens have left their homes because of the civil war that started in 2011. Youth are particularly vulnerable. Many young Syrians lost their security, homes, and access to education.These numbers can make the conflict seem too big or overwhelming to fix. But behind the statistics, there are stories of real people trying to build new homes for their families. There are youth working to improve their situations and the smaller conflicts they face every day.



Every young person has dreams of who they will become. Yet, millions of young people face the unstable circumstances of poverty causing many to leave their education behind to find ways to provide for their basic needs­­— pushing their dreams further out of reach. While these misfortunes are significant, all young people, in spite of their circumstances, possess assets, skills, and gifts that can improve their lives. Investments in financial literacy, job and entrepreneurship training, and youth-led groups and networks can help overcome the setbacks of poverty.

Our Students Rebuild, Youth Uplift Challenge: Live Webcast will connect youth from around the world to broaden your understanding of youth living in Nicaragua and the United States. 


How does the 2016 US Election impact my life as a young person?

The 2016 US Presidential Election has been making dramatic headlines around the world. While elections are always important and often contentious, many feel that this election has been unprecedented in the extreme rhetoric and deep polarization of the political parties. Around the country and the world, people believe that the outcome of this election will shape the future of our individual lives, the United States as a country, and the rest of the world. 

According to a survey conducted by Teaching Tolerance, the 2016 US Elections are “eliciting fear and anxiety…and disrupting opportunities to teach effectively about political campaigns and civic engagement". At Global Nomads Group, we believe it is important to foster dialogue about difficult issues and we want to hear directly from youth about what you believe is at stake for you, your family, and your community as US citizens vote this November.   


How do we, as youth, engage our communities to promote national democracy through freedom of speech?

Date(two separate sessions): November 15th OR November 18th, 2016

Time: 7am ET / 2pm JT / 5:30pm IST

Although protected as a human right in many countries’ constitutions, some governments are still guilty of overstepping their citizens’ right to freedom of speech. Furthermore, governmental commitments to this right are often tested in times of national and international conflicts. In extreme cases, journalists and activists are censored, or even jailed, due to government repression. At the same time, in today’s technology-enabled world, there are more channels for expression than ever before. It is critical for today’s youth to have strong foundational understandings of self-expression as a guaranteed human right, their responsibilities to utilize this right, and the validity of their voice for positive social change.


How do we, as youth, engage our communities to promote national democracy through gender equality in political representation?

Date (two separate sessions): November 16th OR November 17th, 2016

Time: 7am ET / 2pm JT / 5:30pm IST

Gender equality is a global challenge affecting many aspects of our daily lives including household responsibilities, access to education and employment, as well as representation in politics and government. Women contribute in many ways to our local communities and nations and yet they remain underrepresented at all levels of government in India, the United States, and globally. While progress had been made in the last 20 years with the number of women in parliaments nearly doubling since 1995, there are a number of barriers that still exist to equal representation

Students Rebuild's: Healing Classrooms Challenge 

Join us alongside Students Rebuild, and the International Rescue Committee to help Syrian youth from conflict areas recover from crisis and grow into happy, healthy adults. We're hopeful you'll learn more about the situation Syrian youth are experiencing, and then participate in the Challenge by making and mailing in pinwheels. For each pinwheel you send in, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2—up to $400,000—to IRC’s Healing Classrooms program. 


LIVE From Peru! Students Rebuild Literacy Webcast 

Visit one of three countries supported by the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, a partnership of the Bezos Family Foundation, Save the Children and Global Nomads Group to improve youth reading and writing skills around the world.

Watch the webcast to see how bookmarks made for the Literacy Challenge are bringing change to Peru. The Bezos Family Foundation matched bookmarks with funding to support Save the Children's Literacy Boost program. This webcast will include students from the U.S., Literacy Boost students in Peru, along with the dynamic teams of Literacy Challenge partners. Prepare for the webcast with our free curriculum.

"How do we, as youth, instill anti-bullying culture in our school communities?"

Thursday, February 26th, 11am ET

Bullying is a widespread problem among students and communities throughout the world that can lead to increased fighting and violent futures for both the victims and bullies themselves.  DoSomething.org reported that one in seven students in grades k-12 is either a bully or a victim or bullying.  How can youth change these statistics and contribute to a positive school environment.

"How can we, as youth, create solutions to overcome challenges of access to education?"

Tuesday, March 10th, 8am ET

66 million girls are out of school globally and, in primary school alone, there are 33 million fewer girls than boys. To celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, we’ve teamed up with the Girl Rising campaign to challenge students to reflect on the obstacles to education faced by youth worldwide, as well as within your own community.

"How can we, as youth, sustain the future of the world’s ocean through our actions today?"

Tuesday, March 24th, 11am ET

The Sea of Cortez was once one of the most abundant and diverse sources of sea life but is now slowly being emptied of life by fishermen. Talk to science writer Erik Vance to learn what the depletion of these natural resources means for the people that rely on the ocean for their livelihood or their food.