Inspiring Youth to Become Active Global Citizens

Concern believes that fighting poverty is the responsibility of all global citizens and that youth have a critical role to play. Through dynamic online teacher resources and student-led clubs, Concern seeks to raise awareness of current international humanitarian issues in U.S. youth and to empower them to take meaningful action.

Our Approach

Concern’s educational materials and student clubs are designed to inform students about the multiple perspectives that define complex global issues. Concern does not promote one way of thinking, but emphasizes critical thinking, debate and analysis, and informed action. Concern instills in students the 21st-century knowledge and capacities needed to be engaged global citizens and leaders for a better future.

Student Outcomes

Through our resources and programs, Concern hopes students will develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to become global citizens.

Knowledge

  • Recognizes global inequalities
  • Acknowledges the interconnectedness of the world
  • Understands how the international community addresses inequalities
  • Comprehends key issues in global development
  • Understands the causes and consequences of extreme poverty

Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Research
  • Cooperative learning
  • Problem-solving
  • Effectively communicate ideas
  • Active listening
  • Investigative inquiry
  • Analyze complex issues and situations
  • Articulate and challenge assumptions

Attitudes

  • Appreciates different perspectives
  • Believes in shared experience of humanity and resiliency of all people
  • Believes that all people can take part in eliminating extreme poverty
  • Confident that extreme world poverty can be eliminated
  • Comfortable with complexity and ambiguity of development issues

Behaviors

  • Takes informed action on global issues
  • Keeps an open-mind to different perspectives
  • Stands up for the rights of others
  • Works with others towards eliminating extreme poverty
  • Willingness to challenge assumptions
  • Shares knowledge and values with others

Ultimately, Concern seeks to cultivate globally concerned youth who understand global inequalities, recognize the interconnectedness of all people, and take informed action towards a world without extreme poverty.

Register a Concern Club

Registration for 2017-18 Concern clubs is now open. To participate, please fill out the online registration form.