updated 4/25/2011 6:15:15 AM ET 2011-04-25T10:15:15

NEW YORK, April 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Kids ( www.globalkids.org ), the premier non-profit educational organization for global learning and youth development, is currently the seventh highest ranked charity in Round 1 of the national Chase Community Giving program. Global Kids urges supporters to click on this link to add their vote: http://tinyurl.com/gkabroad

During Round 1, the Top 100 eligible charities with the most votes receive $25,000. During Round 2, the top eligible charity receives $500,000 and the remaining 99 top charities earn $20,000 through $400,000 awards. More than $5 million dollars will be distributed to top vote getters.

"This is an important way to connect with our supporters, alumni and newcomers to inform them about the value Global Kids provides as we develop global competency and 21st century skills among young people. We are eager to do well in this competition because funds raised will help us expand our programs in New York City and Washington, D.C., and send Global Kids youth to Brazil and Kenya this summer, and more," says Evie Hantzopoulos, Executive Director, Global Kids.

"For me, Global Kids meant a door of opportunity. Throughout my experience with Global Kids, I was exposed to a variety of issues ranging from human rights to war crimes. It also provided me with platforms to take action on issues that I care about. With their help, I co-founded the Global Kids Scholarship Fund and organized two Global Kids Annual Conferences," says Dear Aunaetitrakul, a 2006 alumna of the program.

Global Kids, Inc. 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.

Reaching over 14,000 youth and educators each year—while groundbreaking online programs reach millions more –Global Kids transforms lives while charting new life journeys.

Global Kids operates in-school and out-of-school time programs in New York City and Washington, D.C. public schools and at our headquarters.

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

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