"I have really seen students' interest in community and global affairs rise and this innovative approach to engage youth has proven very successful." -MAP Educator, New York City
Engaging the Next Generation of Global Citizens
World Savvy’s Youth Engagement programs provide opportunities for middle and high school youth to build their knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors for global competency through project-based learning, collaborative problem-solving, art & media exploration and creation, experiential and service-learning, and international exchange. All of World Savvy’s youth engagement programs also include professional development, curriculum resources, and coaching for partner educators.
From 2010-2013, World Savvy’s youth engagement programs will engage students in learning about issues connected to the theme of Sustainable Communities.
Beginning in Fall 2013 we will be introducing our new three-year theme: Population and Progress. Check back for more details and information.
World Savvy Challenge
The World Savvy Challenge engages students in project-based learning and collaborative problem-solving around a global theme, and empowers them to take informed action to address 21st century challenges locally and globally.
Participation in the World Savvy Challenge is open to students anywhere in the world, with live competitions taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2013. Please check back for 2014 competition information. . LEARN MORE
Media & Arts Program
World Savvy’s Media & Arts Program (MAP) is an interdisciplinary art and media education program that empowers the next generation to think creatively and critically about the world’s greatest challenges. Local communities become classrooms as educators and their students explore complex global themes and develop 21st century skills: literacy, critical thinking, expression, empathy, and leadership. The MAP inspires and supports educators to harness the power of art and media as a lens to examine real world local and global challenges in their classrooms.
This program is available to middle and high school students and educators in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis-St. Paul. If you are outside those three cities and are interested in becoming involved, please get in touch. LEARN MORE
American Youth Leadership Program in Peru
This exciting program brings together 16 U.S. youth and 3 educators of diverse backgrounds for a unique cross-cultural opportunity to explore the country and culture of Peru, as well as issues of food security and nutrition. The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and World Savvy. Project partners are Global Citizens Network and development organization JIREH.
The AYLP – Peru is a unique opportunity for youth and educators with an interest in cross-cultural affairs, food security and nutrition to explore these themes at home and abroad through locally-based pre-trip learning, one month of travel to Peru (tentatively from June 30 – July 27, 2013), and post-trip follow-up through knowledge to action projects in home communities. This program will run for eight months through the three distinct phases listed above. Peruvian youth will be involved in the program for two weeks while U.S. students are traveling, jointly engaging in program content. LEARN MORE