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Global Education Program


ChangeGen’s Global Education Program uses peer-inspired stories from The Power of YOUth book to help students improve their understanding of local, national and global issues. Divided up into eight subject categories, this curated collection of stories from youth around the world provides students with the opportunity to explore specific global issues from the eyes of their peers.
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Topics Covered:

Empowering Those in Need

Homelessness, poverty and human rights

Pursuing Your Passions

Discovery, arts and culture, and youth leadership
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Saving the Planet

Sustainability, renewable energy and climate action

Inventing Our Future

STEM innovation, scientific discovery and research

Changing Our World

Social entrepreneurship and business

Finding Strength and Identity

Bullying, gender identity and mental health
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Bridging the Gender Gap

Gender equality and issues affecting girls

Improving Education for All

Education quality, access and advancement

Key Takeaways

Using the Global Education Program, help students…

– Gain the knowledge needed to understand the global contexts of critical civic issues such as sustainability, climate change, mental health and gender equality
– Explore their interests, assess their personal strengths and draw on their knowledge of themselves to explore work and life goals
– See how their actions and ideas influence the world in which they live, improving student success by developing their ability to take responsibility for their behaviour and self-care
– Develop skills, habits and characteristics that will help them interact positively and effectively with others in the community and in school
– Increase intercultural knowledge and competence so that they can move across boundaries, engage with a wide range of cultures and see the world from multiple perspectives

Research and Self-Reflection Assignments

At the end of each section, students are encouraged to reflect on the stories and topics covered, research the global issue addressed in more detail and compare their perspective to those of their peers in different parts of the world.

Youth are not alone

Combining the perspectives of youth in 59 countries, The Power of YOUth enables students to develop a sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and perspectives on real global issues.
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Leadership has no age

With stories of ChangeLeaders® as young as six making a difference, the young leaders in The Power of YOUth inspire students to become aware of their responsibility as active citizens.

Lifelong learning

Two hundred unique peer experiences in The Power of YOUth give stories for every type of student to relate to, encouraging students to pursue their passions and build their skills so they can excel in the changing workplace.

The Final Assignment

After reading 200 stories of peers who are taking action to address social problems and build inclusive communities, students are challenged to consider how they will act responsibly as a leader. For the final assignment, students write their own story of change, choosing one of the global issues explored through the program and explaining how they hope to take action. Final assignments can be submitted here on our website and top stories will be published in the next volume of The Power of YOUth or featured on our social media platforms!

Bring the Author to Your School

Bring the stories and positive message of The Power of YOUth into your school with a live keynote presentation by the author, Kelly Lovell.

Using her own personal story, along with the experiences from ChangeLeaders® in The Power of YOUth, Lovell’s talk will empower students to build their confidence as leaders, explore global peer perspectives and become career ready.
Kelly Lovell is a three-time TEDx speaker and 16-time award-winning young entrepreneur. She dedicates her time to youth by creating opportunities for them to thrive. From becoming the youngest of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 at 21 years old to most recently meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Queen’s Young Leader, Lovell is recognized globally for her work with youth.

Presentation package includes:

– Keynote or assembly presentation plus an interactive Q&A session
– Optional photo opportunity with students and faculty
– A signed copy of The Power of YOUth for your school library