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HighschoolNGOconnect
A Youthful Voice in Global Progress℠

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality
persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
− Nelson Mandela

Connect, Empower, Lead
© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

Suppose you were designing a school to help students find
their own clear end…
—  Wouldn’t you want to provide examples of people who have
intense longings?

—  Wouldn’t you want to encourage students to be obsessive about
worthy things?

—  Wouldn’t you discuss which loves are higher than others and
practices that habituate them toward those desires?

—  Wouldn’t you be all about providing students with new subjects
to love?

David Brooks

The New York Times
May 10, 2016

 
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One Philanthropic Program
Advances Two Urgent Agendas
—  Low incomes and tight school budgets should not
rule out engaging academic enrichment
opportunities for students who seek them.

—  Sustainability of non governmental relief

organizations (NGOs) rests on visibility. Their
message on global leadership resonates with high
school students who experience economic hardship.

© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

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A New Kind of Passport
Six one-hour after-school classes* over six weeks feature:

—  An introduction to NGOs and the multi-trillion dollar global nonprofit
sector by school faculty members with special preparation.

—  Interviews via Skype with global NGO leaders in the field.
—  Guidance on ways to assist NGOs.
—  How music, literature and nowadays video games express problems and
propose solutions where duress afflict humanity.

—  Means to assess the merits of an NGO. Good, bad or ugly?

* Curriculum developed for highschoolNGOconnect by Sandra Sirota, Teachers College, Columbia University.

© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

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HighschoolNGOconnect...
—  …attacks a troubling shortage of enrichment where incomes
are low, dropout rates are high and school budgets are thin.

—  …furnishes an interactive world tour for youth who lack the
financial resources to travel abroad.

—  …lets teachers teach vital subjects rooted in the real world
where testing takes a back seat to compassion and action.

—  …confers overdue recognition on outstanding NGOs and their
world-changing initiatives.

—  …prepares young global citizens for the 21st century.

© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

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Poised for Expansion
—  Uniform orientation and compensation for
teachers.

—  Curriculum adaptable to local requirements.
—  Monitors and data costs covered by the program.
—  Hundreds of NGOs prepared to work with
highschoolNGOconnect.

—  Teachers in the U.S. are the primary contractors.

© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

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A Path to Global Citizenship
Eight new students in Fall and Spring highschoolNGOconnect classes
add global citizens at a robust pace as more schools sign on.

© 2016 High School Network for Global Philanthropy

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Young Global Citizens…
—  …understand the need to tackle injustice and

inequality, with the desire and ability to work actively
to do so.

—  …value the Earth as precious and unique, and

safeguard the future for those coming after us.

—  …share a way of thinking and behaving. It is an
outlook on life, a belief that we can make a
difference.

World WISE Resource Centre
University of Manitoba

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Pent-Up Demand at Home
—  Nearly nine in ten Americans between eight and nineteen
donate to charitable causes. [Source: The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at
the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 2011]

—  “It’s important that young people think about what they enjoy
doing, what they really care about.” [Source: Kendall Bronk, Associate
Professor of developmental psychology, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Claremont Graduate University]

—  Today’s reality is that young people will require a new set of

knowledge, skills, and dispositions to succeed in our rapidly
changing, knowledge-based, global economy. [Source: Former U.S.
Secretary of Education and Terry Peterson, the College of Charleston]

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