High School Network for Global Philanthropy


Where High School Students Meet Global Change Makers in
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Global-Minded Academic Enrichment Takes Classrooms to the
Virtual Front Lines of Humanitarian & Social Upheaval.



highschoolNGOconnect supplies global minded academic enrichment programs.
Students visit non-governmental relief organizations (NGOs) via Skype and probe humanitarian issues with outstanding NGO leaders

Students become advocates for causes at home and abroad.

Students Report

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Taj With His Students

A voice on the world stage encourages students to hone personal skills that enrich academic horizons. A rigorous curriculum comprises 12 classes over two semesters on successive levels. Educators can adapt, expand or replicate the blueprint to accommodate local academic goals.

Levels one and two culminate with presentations on NGOs that students admire and action plans for promoting social change.

Students Certificates

Students earn Certificates of Global Citizenship, signed by Taj Hamad, chairman, World Assn of NGOs, and Steven Mintz, founder, highschoolNGOconnect.


Populations in distress need immediate attention and assistance:

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Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.
That's about one in nine people on earth.


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One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee. Around the world, someone is displaced every three seconds, forced from their homes by violence, war and persecution.


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92 million victims of natural disasters in 2017 required basic survival needs such as food, water, shelter, sanitation and immediate medical assistance.


Preparing young global citizens wins high marks for highschoolNGOconnect:

"It’s great to know that even though we are young students we can still contribute to making a change for others in different parts of the world."

—Sheyla Garcia, Student, Rosa Parks High School, Paterson, NJ

"Thank you for arranging this wonderful opportunity for Uplift students. Our very first Skype interview was informative and inspiring."

— Milagros Harris, Social Studies Teacher, Uplift Academy, Newark, NJ

Uplift Academy Students
Three Students

"Our students had an opportunity to connect, via Skype, with leaders of NGOs throughout the world and they gained far more than they ever could have seated in a classroom with a book in front of them."

— Dr. Robina Puryear Castro, Principal, International High School, Paterson, NJ

"Wow, what a time! We ALL came away from that class inspired and even more interested than we were to begin with. What a great thing to see on the students’ faces!"

— Michelle Van Hoven, School-Based Arts Supervisor, Rosa L. Parks
School of Fine & Performing Arts, Paterson, NJ

Leon Brown

"An NGO will help you better yourself and your community. We need NGOs, not to make the world peaceful because that is not possible, but to make the world a better place. It’s always going to be a process. So stay true to that process. An NGO will take you there."

— Leon Brown, Student, Uplift Academy, Newark

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