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Global Kids teaches you how to lead a group, how to understand people, see things through their eyes, listen, ask questions, make people think and help others grow.

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Launched in 1989 and an independent non-profit organization since 1993, Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire urban youth to become successful students, global citizens and community leaders by engaging them in academically rigorous, socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences. Since its inception in 1989, Global Kids has been committed to meeting the needs of marginalized youth in under-resourced schools and neighborhoods of New York City. Through leadership development, academic enrichment and digital media programs, Global Kids uses interactive, experiential methods to educate youth about critical international and public policy issues, and inspire them to take action.

In 2008-2009, Global Kids reached over 16,000 youth and educators face-to-face through our flagship Power of Citizenry program, and hundreds of thousands more through our Online Leadership Program. Despite multiple barriers to success, over 95% of the high school seniors in our leadership programs graduated from high school in 2009, and close to 90% went on to college, many receiving financial support and scholarships because of experiences gained through Global Kids.