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…where high school students meet global change makers
in nongovernmental humanitarian relief organizations (NGOs)

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A Dynamic NGO Exploration Geared to Teens

Six after-school classes over six weeks acquaint students with the scope of NGOs and how they operate; prepare students to conduct three interviews totaling one hour of face time with global NGO leaders; explore music and art arising from social stress; equip students to champion existing NGOs and develop fresh solutions for social challenges in their schools and communities. Classes end with formal recognition.
• Week one: Tour the NGO landscape
  • Week two: An interactive window on global health*
    • Week three: An interactive window on refugees*
      • Week four: Music, art and social distress
        • Week five: Interactive window on global education*
          • Week six: Bring it home  
*topic areas are subject to change   

Curriculum developed exclusively for the Network by Sandra Sirota, doctoral candidate in the International and Comparative Education Program at Columbia Teachers College (New York City). Ms. Sirota has conducted research, created curricula, and advised on NGO program development in the fields of human rights, social justice, education, and social services. She holds a Master’s degree in International Human Rights from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Cornell University. She co-founded and led the Advocacy Lab, a nonprofit organization providing human rights education to secondary school students.

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

Nelson Mandela