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Global Learning

A majority of young adults in the United States lack an understanding of the interconnectedness of the modern world and “are unprepared for an increasingly global future.” [1]

For young people living in poverty, afterschool programs are often their sole connection to the larger world and to understanding their home and neighborhood cultures in a larger context. In today’s world, the ability to understand complex global issues, exposure to and comfort with cultures other than one’s own, and the ability to work in groups – skills that can be developed and honed in afterschool programs – are critical to young peoples’ overall success.

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May 21, 2014

Five Steps to Encourage Global Citizenship

Here are five things any afterschool program can do to give youth the global experiences they need to thrive in an interconnected world. Our Associate Executive Director Yvonne Brathwaite shares pointers from our PASE Explorers program.

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PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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