Global Student Embassyhttps://globalstudentembassy.org
What We Do:
Our MissionGlobal Student Embassy‚??s mission is to develop community leaders through action oriented environmental education.Our VisionWe envision environmentally conscious leaders, skilled at taking action, and addressing local and global challenges. Global Student Embassy is a simple idea that uses the increasing interconnectedness of the world to connect small communities. The issues that students have identified in their communities are also global issues. Students who live worlds apart are on the same page concerning these very important issues despite the differences in their cultures. Through learning cultural differences, engaging in public service and sharing positive experiences, GSE aims to cultivate young global citizens who feel empowered to create positive change in their local and international communities.
Who We Are:
GSE‚??s Ecological Action Education ProgramGSE reaches more than 2,000 students annually across Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa Counties. GSE‚??s youth leadership program engages students in critical thinking about local and international environmental issues. GSE‚??s emphasis on environmental and agricultural education has evolved in response to student feedback and observations about issues they feel compelled to address in their community. School gardens and nature preserves serve as ‚??outdoor classrooms‚?? where students are able to positively contribute through collaboration, planning, advocacy, and practice. Students build life skills that help them turn their ideas for change into action. Our trips at a glanceGlobal Student Embassy runs 10 and 18 day international exchange trips to Nicaragua and Ecuador. Guided by out international trip leaders, students work alongside local youth environmentalists to develop sustainable agriculture projects in Nicaragua, and reforestation projects in Ecuador. Students learn about local history, make friends, explore the colonial towns, beaches, and mountains of Latin America.