Global Kids’ Summer Bridge Program at Bronxdale High Engages Students in Doing Good Deeds with The Good Cards
Press Release – PALO ALTO, CA (July 30, 2018) – The Good Cards, the digital platform that promotes kindness through an app designed for gaming fun, has partnered with the Global Kids’ Summer Bridge Program at Bronxdale High, to engage students in doing good deeds. A custom Good Cards “mission,” around sharing food with those who have less, has been developed specifically for the Summer Bridge Program’s “Think Global, Act Local” workshop.
Global Kids’ Summer Bridge Program served 50 students who are transitioning from Middle to High School, in a two-week program with a collection of workshops. In the “Think Global, Act Local” workshop, students engaged in a custom mission for “Food Sharing,” where they gathered donatable goods and brought them to the school, then went in groups to donate directly to shelters. The Good Cards also was used in the “Health & Wellness” workshop, where students used the Good Cards to do good deeds for themselves and friends/family.
“My name is Jade and I’m 14 years old. We are doing a project based on food insecurity. Some people in the world are less fortunate and we want to change that. The Good Cards helped us do that,” said Jade, 9th Grade, Bronxdale High.
“This is important because this helps other people who can’t afford water bottles, cans, or female products. Homelessness has been its highest in years and we want to help change that,” said Gladis, 9th Grade, Bronxdale High.
Corey Harnish, CEO of Better World International, the non-profit creator of The Good Cards project worked with Andre Ware and Cassandra Jagroop of Global Kids to develop the custom mission. “We wanted to try a different approach with the ‘Think Global, Act Local’ mission,” Corey said. “The Summer Bridge Program exposes students to topics critical to their own personal success as students, as well as the wellbeing of their neighborhoods. The emphasis on ‘Food Sharing’ focused on the social impact kids can make as they do good deeds for others.”
“Global Kids’ primary goal is to develop youth leaders through dynamic global education and leadership development programs,” said Andre. “Our custom mission with The Good Cards, brings both a ‘hands-on’ and social-media element to our Summer Bridge Program, that gives us an engaging new way to demonstrate positive global citizenship. We are excited to expand our program with fun and meaningful experiences with the help of The Good Cards.”
About Better World International and The Good Cards
Better World International is a tech-gaming not-for-profit that combines a vision of a better world with technology-driven solutions for social change. Its series of real-life games are being developed to encourage a global trend of doing good, while empowering people to take small positive actions and see their impact in real time. The Good Cards, a Better World International project, is an innovative online-gaming platform and app that engages people worldwide in doing good deeds for happiness and global sustainability. Better World International is a 501(c)(3) and is soliciting donations to sustain its growth. Learn more about The Good Cards and please donate: www.thegoodcards.com
About Global Kids, Inc.
Global Kids, Inc. (GK) is the premier nonprofit education organization for global learning and youth development that works to ensure that youth from underserved areas have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to success in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and the world. Global Kids reaches over 3000 students, “GK Leaders,” each week in New York City and Washington, DC through its in-school and after school global education, social action, digital media, and service-learning programs. Founded in 1989, Global Kids seeks to address the lack of global education and leadership opportunities for youth from neighborhoods whose racial and ethnic groups are largely underrepresented academically, politically and professionally. For more information or to donate, please visit: http://globalkids.org.
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