Global Learning

“A global education is not just a passport to the world, it’s a passport to life. For students in America’s poor rural communities, our scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to flourish.” – Nicholas Sparks

“A global education is not just a passport to the world, it’s a passport to life. For students in America’s poor rural communities, our scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to flourish.” – Nicholas Sparks

What is Global Learning?

Global learning increases students’ ability and desire to understand and act on issues of global significance in the 21st century. We are striving to for a world where all students can do all of the following in diverse contexts:

- investigate the world
- recognize multiple perspectives
- communicate ideas
- take action effectively
- make use of knowledge

Tackling Rural Poverty in America

The overwhelming majority of persistently poor counties in America are rural. Yet rural students from low-income families can achieve social mobility, enabling them to uplift their communities. We provide them unique access to a college-preparatory education focused on 21st century skill-building and readiness to compete in the global labor market.

Why Global Learning?

We live and work and compete in an inter-connected world with shared resources and challenges. In the globalized world economy Americans compete for the same jobs with people around the world. Ecological threats transcend all national boundaries and require global solutions. Unprecedented population migration creates opportunities that students need global perspective and 21st-century problem-solving skills to address.

In 2010, the projected top ten in-demand jobs had not existed six years before. Americans must be competitive enough to find work in the face of much cheaper labor available abroad. The New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce calls for individuals to develop a “deep vein of creativity that is constantly renewing itself” as the only way to remain competitive.