Mission: To educate and engage youth to learn, work, and thrive as responsible global citizens.
Results: Founded in 2002
Youth reached: 700,000
Teachers reached: 5,000
Target demographics: middle and high school teachers and youth and K-12 teachers
Direct beneficiaries per year: 40,875 students and 622 teachers.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis-St. Paul, & national
Programs: -Customized Consulting for Districts and Schools: Services that facilitate the systematic integration of global competence education into classrooms and school culture, including: formative assessment, facilitation of district-wide leadership teams and professional learning communities, and global competence pilot programs.
-World Savvy Classrooms: Professional development for educators with signature projects for students across all disciplines, so students build global competence and are inspired to translate their knowledge into positive action.
-Professional Development: Workshops, webinars, and ongoing coaching services to increase educators’ capacity to embed global competence teaching and learning into curricula and instruction across all subject areas.
-The Global Competence Certificate (GCC):
16-month, online, graduate-level certificate program, designed to increase the number of educators who can teach for global competence.
World Savvy is a dynamic organization. The folks at World Savvy bend over backward to support coaches so coaches are better able to support student learning. The coach's curriculum provides great opportunities for students to learn about important international topics in a variety of ways. I've seen students who were once indifferent about international affairs become passionate globally concerned students. I've been a World Affairs Challenge middle school coach for four years and each year gets better than the last.
I volunteered at the World Affairs Challenge in 2008, put on by World Savvy.
The event was extremely organized, from volunteer training to execution. I believe the students truly benefited from the event, and it opened my eyes to the inequities of our public school system.
Despite having to be there at 8 AM on a Saturday, I had a great time and would love to volunteer again.