Our Program

GCC’s program engages high school students year-long on a global theme that consists of:

  • Standards-aligned curriculum that prepare students with relevant content knowledge and 21st-century skill-building.
  • Innovative Global Youth Summit that brings students from participating schools together for a day of problem-solving, collaboration, and design.
  • School community action plans that address the global issue in a local setting, culminating in a year-end Concern to Action Showcase.
  • Student Field Visit where selected student leaders participate in a week-long educational overseas trip to one of Concern’s operational countries.

Open to secondary schools (grades 9-12) in the NYC, Chicago, and Boston metro areas. Participation in the program is free-of-charge. Download the Program Overview to learn more about each program component.

Registration for the 2016-17 program is required and will be OPEN ON APRIL 1, 2016. Spacing is limited to 10 schools per city and is on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, please fill out the online registration form after APRIL 1, 2016.