Global Concerns Classroom

Inspiring youth to become active global citizens

Global Concerns Classroom (GCC) is an innovative global education program that seeks to raise awareness of current international humanitarian issues in U.S. youth and to empower them to take meaningful action. Through dynamic resources, student engagement programs, and professional development for educators, GCC prepares youth to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be globally competent for the 21st century.

GCC students during a summer field visit to Ethiopia, 2015

GCC students during a summer field visit to Ethiopia, 2015

Open to secondary schools (grades 9-12) in the NYC, Chicago, and Boston metro areas. Participation in the program is free-of-charge and includes:

  • Standards-aligned curriculum that prepares students with relevant content knowledge.
  • Global Youth Summit that brings students from participating schools together for a day of problem-solving, collaboration, and design.
  • School community action plans that address the global issue in a local setting.
  • Student Field Visit where selected student leaders participate in a week-long educational overseas trip to one of Concern’s operational countries.

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