updated 2/3/2011 11:45:47 AM ET 2011-02-03T16:45:47

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The eyes of the world are riveted on the protests in Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak faces more calls to relinquish the presidency. The news especially affects New York City high school students who have family and cultural ties to Egypt.

A group of these students take part in Global Kids—the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development. Global Kids works to ensure that urban youth have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the global stage.

Global Kids operates in-school and out-of-school time programs in New York City and Washington, D.C. public schools and at its headquarters. On Friday a diverse group of Global Kids students will meet to learn more about the recent events in Egypt and discover how they impact all Americans.

WHO:  Egyptian American high school students and other Global Kids participants from New York City schools.                 
WHAT: Workshop for Global Kids about the Egyptian protests.                            
  Activities will include: Remarks from Egyptian nationals now living in New York City, interactive lessons about the power of persuasion and negotiation, and screening and discussion of protest footage.
WHERE: Global Kids Headquarters                                  
  137 East 25th Street, 2nd Floor                                  
  New York, NY 10010                                  
WHEN: Friday, February 4, 2011                                  

About Global Kids – www.globalkids.org

Global Kids works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. Global Kids inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and our world. Young people examine global issues, make local connections, and create change through peer education, social action, digital media, and service-learning, while receiving intensive support from GK staff. Global Kids reaches over 14,000 youth and educators each year through in-school and out-of-school time programs in New York City and Washington, D.C. public schools, at its NYC headquarters, and through its groundbreaking online programs. 

The Global Kids, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4850

CONTACT: Sofia Oviedo
         Global Kids
         Ned Wilbur
         Global Kids
         212-226-0130 ext. 106

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