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Age 15-17
Cost $1,500. Students With Limited Resources Are Encouraged To Apply, Financial Assistance Is Available.
Program type Summer
Meets July 10 – July 31, 2017
Contact us Usintheworld@Globalkids.Org
Deadline May 12, 2017


We work to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs.


During a three-week annual summer institute held at the Council on Foreign Relations, young people of diverse backgrounds
interact with leading experts on international law, global security, trade and development, and related issues.

Leadership Development
Participants engage in Global Kids-led workshops that build leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. They use these skills to stimulate public dialogue and action concerning critical international policy issues.

Field Trips
The program takes advantage of New York City as a global crossroads. Students learn from
specialists with expertise on various issues and regions, and interact with leaders from United Nations offices and global NGOs that are working to promote social justice, human rights and a respect for international law.

Project Development and Action Planning
Participants develop projects designed to engage their peers in informed and respectful dialogue about the role of government and non-governmental entities, and youth in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges. Summer program participants implement their projects at their schools or in their communities during the following academic year

Ongoing Support
Global Kids provides participants with year-round coaching and support. Students are invited to participate in Global Kids roundtables at the Council on Foreign Relations and have access to the Council's web-based resources.


Prospective Participants Are Expected To Submit An Application And One Letter Of Recommendation. Students From Schools And Communities With Limited Resources And Minimal Access To International Affairs Programming Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply. Applicants Should Currently Be In Tenth Or Eleventh Grade. Accepted Students Agree To Attend Two Consultation Appointments In September/October And To Complete A Related Peer/Community Education Project During The First Semester Of The Following School Year. Students From Out Of State Must Provide Their Own Housing During The Summer Institute. Expenses For Materials, Field Trips, And Related Activities Will Be Covered By The Program