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.
About Global Kids –
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.
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CONTACT: Sofia Oviedo Global Kids 212-226-2116 firstname.lastname@example.org Ned Wilbur Global Kids 212-226-0130 ext. 106 email@example.com