This grant will enable 25 Youth Leaders from D.C. to participate in a workshop series on topics such as access to education, educational justice and human rights; create and lead workshops and campaigns for their peers; and hold screenings of 'He Named Me Malala' to share Malala's story. The Leaders will also attend the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference in New York City, where they will lead a workshop focusing on the Stand #withMalala campaign and call over 600 youth to action.
Youth from underserved communities in Washington, D.C. face many significant barriers to achieving academic success and rarely have the opportunity to have their voices and opinions heard at the decision-making level.
Through interactive workshops that empower youth to speak out on issues they care about, this program will allow our Youth Leaders to research, design and facilitate their own workshops to educate their peers, community members and policy members on global issues related to access to education.
Global Kids Youth Leaders will promote the advancement of the movement toward all girls' right to 12 years of safe, quality education by educating the leaders of today and empowering the leaders of tomorrow to take action.