Consider attending our Gala Concert featuring Patina Miller on January 14th
(to purchase tickets: http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/globalpotential)
Over the past decade, Global Potential (GP) has brought life-changing leadership and service learning experiences to over 4,000 youth from low-income communities. More than 400 of these individuals have traveled internationally with us, living in remote villages where they have built classrooms and community gardens, taught educational workshops, and mutually benefited from the exchange of cultural perspectives with their international youth peers.
With GP, Challenges become Opportunities, and at its core, GP is about engaging youth in the act of GIVING rather than RECEIVING help, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty. Annually, GP provides 55 competitively selected Fellows per year with personal mentoring, international travel experience, and hands-on skills for driving long-term positive change in their lives and neighborhoods. Because our program is focused on building skills and success by providing service to others, our Fellows have provided community service to more than 65,000 people. At the heart of Global Potential (GP) is our innovative 15-month, three-phase leadership and community service program. The GP model incorporates hands-on project-based learning into each of the three phases of the program, as well as college and career readiness training.
Global Potential's key outcomes include self-efficacy (being), global competitiveness (doing), and agents of change (doing for others). We're proud that our competitively-selected Leaders have a 100% High School Graduation rate, and an 87% College-entry rate--yielding a lifetime of increased earning potential. GP Youth consistently tell us that GP has helped them develop higher self-esteem, feel more in control of their lives, and feel more empowered to positively impact their communities. 88% agree that GP made them more motivated to finish high school and go to college and 92% of our students are active in their communities after Global Potential.
More than ever, NYC youth, and, more broadly, international youth, need Global Potential. GP youth participants have experiences that last a lifetime and build skills for the future. By discovering the power they have within themselves our youth become vehicles for change in their own communities, and blossom into activists, leaders, artists, community organizers, filmmakers, mentors and social entrepreneurs. GP youth have created 20 independent social enterprise ventures funded at $1,000 each; produced 20 documentary films, three of which have won international awards and have been broadcast in 12 countries; and completed dozens of internships and community service projects.
Please join us by making a contribution!