Bake A Difference at a NYC high school
Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) kicked-off the 2013-14 school year with continued partnerships with educators to foster global learning and action in US secondary students. Through school presentations, student workshops, and after school clubs, GCC reached 800 students to explore issues around global hunger, water, child survival, HIV and AIDS, and education.
Our first Bake A Difference campaign launched around World Food Day in October. Students learned about global hunger and raised awareness in their school communities about the issue. Participating schools collectively raised over $1,200 to support Concern Worlwide's health and nutrition programs in the developing world.
GCC also reached 600 educators through conferences, workshops, and professional development training including exhibiting at the National Social Studies Conference in St Louis. In collaboration with member organizations from the NYC Global Education Coalition, GCC hosted a two-day professional development workshop for educators on fostering global competency at Bank Street College of Education in NYC.
As one educator commented, "GCC materials are super compelling; my students are highly engaged and really motivated. The lessons involve critical thinking and research and the activities are really varied. They learn about issues that are actually happening and put them in roles that they could hypothetically contribute to.”
We look forward to hosting the 8th Annual Global Concerns Student Workshop in February, where 100 high school students will gather in NYC to explore the theme of "Displacement: Fleeing Harm, Finding Home".