10th Anniversary Letter from the Director and Special Video Presentation
May 21st 2012
World Savvy readers,
On April 8th, World Savvy celebrated 10 Years in existence; 10 years of work with inspiring teachers and students, loyal supporters and hard working volunteers. From very humble beginnings, I am proud to say that in that time we’ve reached more than 250,000 youth and 2,000 teachers from three offices across this country.
As we contemplate that milestone here at World Savvy, one thing stands out as a constant: at the core, what has always mattered most to our success is people. You—our engaged teachers, savvy students, generous donors, creative staff, and advocates near and far –have made more of a difference to this work than any single program, initiative or issue we’ve touched on since 2002. Our work to build the next generation of globally competent citizens and leaders has been entirely dependent on the thousands of you who have shown up on a Saturday morning to judge Challenge presentations, come out to support us at a fundraiser celebration, or contributed thoughtfully to how we approach these complex issues as a community partner or engaged supporter. This month, we’re celebrating you and the contributions you’ve made to creating a K-12 education system that truly prepares students for the 21st century—with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for engaged global citizenship. Thank you!
I hope you were able to join our celebrations across the country in San Francisco (April 26th), New York (May 3rd) and Minneapolis (May 17th). If not, we would love nothing more than to commemorate this important milestone with you, the people who make this work possible, every day. Please view this video that celebrates the work and impact of World Savvy's extended family of students, educators, volunteers and staff. Share this work with a friend and consider giving $10 to support this work, both in commemoration of World Savvy’s 10-year anniversary and for another successful decade ahead. Donate online today!
We look forward to another decade of work toward this important mission.
With gratitude and in celebration,
Dana Mortenson | Executive Director