Let's Get Global

 

Let's Get Global is Recruiting Volunteers

LGG is a movement to encourage and assist American youth to experience other cultures...to cross borders and share lives! If you believe in the idea, you are invited to help.  If we work together, we can actually change the cultural norm in the country. Founder Rita Golden Gelman is recruiting an  international volunteer team. Many people have already indicated that they are willing to help.

LGG is not a program. The goal is to help spread the word that an international gap year after high school and before the next phase of life is great for everyone. American youth will be prepared for the academic and professional challenges of college and the job world. Colleges will get more mature, focused, and flexible students. The corporate world will have employees who are better prepared to work in the global economy. And the U.S. population will be more understanding and respectful of other cultures. Education is so much more than what happens in the classroom.

The team is busy compiling a list of tasks. One pilot project is creating after-school clubs in five high schools around the U.S. The plan is to make these clubs outstanding and “the place to be.” LGG hopes that that many students will be intrigued enough because of the clubs to plan a gap year. The word will spread to other schools. Volunteers are needed to help develop the curriculum, recruit local volunteers, do community outreach, etc.

One of the volunteer tasks will be to help build a coalition of existing international gap year and academic programs. LGG is encouraging students to go abroad the year after high school, but is fully supportive of academic exchanges during high school and college as well.

Another task is to help put together a list of foundations and philanthropists who have expressed an interest in bringing global experience to our youth and support us in contacting them.
Here’s the link to the Volunteer Questionnaire.. Please take a few minutes to let us know how you’d like to help. There’s something for everyone to do.  http://bit.ly/LGGvolunteer
Visit the LGG website www.letsgetglobal.org...

From Rita: “Yesterday I got a fabulous idea that kept me up most of the night! I’d like you to look at. I just added it to the LGG blog. I have a feeling you’ll be as excited as I am when you read and think about it. Given the fact that it’s a brand new concept for LGG, I’d really like to hear your comments. http://letsgetglobal.org/2010/08/wed-like-your-ideas-on-this

There’s a lot to do and I’m counting on everyone who has connected with me...through my books, my life, my blogs...to pitch in and make this movement a dramatic example of how a team of people working together can bring an ideal into reality”.  I hope you’re as excited as I am to be a part of this! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to e-mail me: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks. I can’t wait to hear from you.”

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