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Our Mission

To educate and engage the next generation for leadership in solving global issues.

Our Vision

To empower the next generation to solve problems affecting the progress of societies around the world by year 2120.

What we do

 CLUBS

  • SET-UP OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVEL CLUBS

  • DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULUM RELATING TO 2120 GOALS

  • FACILITATION OF SERVICE PROJECTS AND EVENTS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS

EDUCATION

  • COLLABORATION WITH STUDENTS, NONPROFITS, AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP LESSONS ON GLOBAL ISSUES

  • PROVISION OF LESSONS TO LEARNERS AND EDUCATORS

 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • SUPPORT AND SPONSORING OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

  • PROVISION OF PLATFORM IN WHICH ANYONE CAN SHOWCASE THEIR VOLUNTEER PROFILE

  • AMBASSADOR PROGRAM USED TO EMPOWER STUDENTS WITH OUTREACH AND RECRUITING SKILLS

OVERARCHING GOALS

Short Term Goals
  • Engaging high school students, ages 13 through 18, in problem-solving global challenges

  • Creating opportunities for local student leadership and action on global issues

  • Developing curriculum on speech and debate to support Club NGN activities

Long Term Goals
  • Expanding the number of sites offering NGN clubs

  • Expanding NGN Ambassador Clubs for parents, individuals

  • Creating a network of partnerships with other nonprofits and NGOs

  • Growing partnerships with media outlets to distribute local and global news about issues

  • Developing a national and international network of NGN high school clubs engaging and educating young people about global challenges

  • Establishing college scholarships to support high school students who plan to enter a career that directly solves the 21 Global Challenges

Theory of change

“It is clear from the current political and social landscape that youth today crave recognition as equal contributors in shaping a just society.” – Helgeson & Schneider, 2015

NGN aims to empower the next generation to solve problems affecting the progress of societies around the world. Early engagement of youth is the best way to create just and sustainable solutions to global problems. We believe that by increasing high school students’ awareness, knowledge, and engagement with global area of interest, they are more likely to see themselves as capable of impacting them in a positive way. If they understand themselves as having an impact on global issues, as adults these students are more likely to choose work, careers, college programs, and leadership posts that address global concerns.  Following social science research on the role of self-efficacy in behavior change, the best way to engage students for this effort is through guided facilitation. Students choose an area of interest, design a program to address the issue, and implement a plan over the course of an academic year.

NGN is among a handful of emerging programs that have begun to incorporate authentic youth engagement principles into its work.  These principles are based on making youth feel their status and well-being matter to the community. Noting the benefits of engaging youth, communities should look for meaningful ways to include youth in programs/activities. Ultimately, the involvement of youth will facilitate stronger communities and future leaders.