YOUTH VOICES

Our world needs a new generation of leaders who are able to work across borders to take on the complicated and interconnected challenges we face. Youth Voices creates virtual platforms to foster and amplify youth voices.

Youth Voices connects classrooms across the world through shared curricula, an online platform, a global citizenship project, and interactive videoconferences (IVCs). These tools allow students to connect in real-time for face-to-face intercultural dialogue. Youth Voices fosters leadership and motivation for youth to take positive action in their communities and equips students with critical 21st century workforce skills.

Below you will find a Student Workbook & Educator Handbook for each Youth Voices Program to help you get started! 

CURRENT YOUTH VOICES PROGRAMS

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available Spring 2015. 

 
 
 
 

“How do we, as youth, engage our communities to create positive social change?” 


Global Citizen in Action (GCA) is a civic engagement program that connects students and educators around the world to explore cultural exchange, media literacy, and global citizenship. Run by Global Nomads Group, in partnership with School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) and Peace Education and Community Empowerment (PEACE, in Pakistan), GCA pairs classrooms from different regions of the world during the academic year, building cultural awareness and global citizenship.  Students engage in intercultural dialogue, explore media bias, utilize technology, and learn how to communicate and share ideas across cultures. By equipping students with these critical 21st century learning skills, GCA fosters leadership and motivation for youth to take positive action in their local and global communities.

“How do we, as youth, engage our communities to create positive social change?”


Youth Talk, a Bridges of Understanding Foundation and Global Nomads Group initiative, is a civic engagement program that connects youth in the United States (US) with their peers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) while building cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship.  Youth Talk pairs high school classrooms in the US and MENA to explore the driving question, “How do we, as youth, engage our communities to create positive social change?”

“How do we, as youth, build a sustainable future while meeting the energy needs of today?” 

Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science (CCES) is a science-based classroom program that engages high school students in Qatar and the U.S. Paired classrooms connect on virtual platforms, including social networks and interactive videoconferencing, to build knowledge on critical environmental issues, as well as cultural awareness and global citizenship. In this program, students utilize place-based education to deliberate the most pressing environmental concerns of our time.  Students use technology to share information, interact across cultures, and collaborate to take positive action in their local and global communities.

“How do we, as youth, engage our communities to create positive social change on issues of human rights?”           

Rights of the Child is a civic engagement program that connects students and educators in Thailand and the US through a dynamic curriculum on cultural exchange, human rights, rights of the child, and self-advocacy. Run in partnership with Childline Thailand Foundation (CTF),Global Nomads Group (GNG) pairs classrooms in the United States with classrooms in Thailand for one semester (January-June 2014), which builds cultural awareness and global citizenship. Throughout the program, students engage in intercultural dialogue, explore human rights case studies, utilize technology, and learn how to communicate and share ideas across cultures. By equipping students with these critical 21st century learning skills, Rights Of The Child fosters leadership and motivation for youth take positive action in their local and global communities.

STUDENT WORKBOOK
EDUCATOR HANDBOOK

“How do we, as youth, promote dialogue between our countries and cultures?”

 Global Citizen in Action (GCA): US - Saudi is a civic engagement program that connects students and educators in Saudi Arabia with students in the United States through a dynamic curriculum on cultural exchange, media literacy, and global citizenship, over an academic year. GCA: US – Saudi  pairs classrooms during the academic year, building cultural awareness and global citizenship. Students engage in intercultural dialogue, explore media bias, utilize technology, and learn how to communicate and share ideas across cultures. By equipping students with these critical 21st century learning skills, GCA fosters leadership and motivation for youth to take positive action in their local and global communities.

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“How do we, as youth, engage our communities to create positive social change?”

Global Citizen in Action (GCA) is a civic engagement program that connects students and educators around the world through a dynamic curriculum on cultural exchange, media literacy, and global citizenship, over an academic year. GCA pairs classrooms from different regions of the world during the academic year, building cultural awareness and global citizenship. Global Nomads Group (GNG) has developed a distinctive approach for this program, combining in-school curriculum and training with virtual exchanges promoting active intercultural learning and communication.