READING, WRITING, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Little World - The Global Literacy Project is a virtual education program that serves as an opportunity for students grades 3 -12 to simultaneously act as classroom journalists and world explorers, as they learn about new countries, cultures, governments, lifestyles, poverty, endangered species, and much more. This program is inspired by the children’s book " Peers, Cheers, and Volunteers", written by author and Little World program manager/instructor Danielle M. Chery. (Elementary school students are supplied with a copy of the book for them to read as a class group and use as a supportive learning tool.)
LINKING TO A DIGITAL WORLD
With use of modern technology, students will be virtually introduced to people from around the world who are affiliated with various nonprofit organizations supporting global community needs. Students will interview those volunteering with these different organizations, with the intention of learning about the volunteer's personal experiences. Students will be influenced to understand the essentials needed behind many of the organizations' initiatives, and the volunteers’ passions for contributing to society as humanitarians. Overall, students will gain perspective in a modern approach, addressing the importance of having respect, compassion, and love for people, our environment, and how purposeful actions contribute to the creation of a better world.
Students receiving supportive information that can relate to their studies in a host of academic areas, and non-academic areas including cultural sensitivity, humanitarian efforts, life-lessons, and much more. With the journalism component, students will build skills in reading, writing, critical thinking and communication. People from around the world engage in a simple yet very impactful way of volunteering and effecting change in the lives of elementary aged students in New York City. As they are volunteers for each particular organizations, they gain the opportunity of dually paying it forward by also educating the youth in our schools about the work they’re doing and inspire ways in which the students can make similar differences in their home communities.
All equipment, tools and necessary supplies are provided. Our partners need only supply an appropriated space.
We have flexible weekly sessions available in-school (1 class period) or after-school, Mondays through Fridays, any 2 hours between 3p-6p, on any 1-2 days per week. We operate in 3 seasonal (Fall, Winter, Spring) sessions, or have the flexibility to have the program ongoing for the duration of the school year.
Our program schedule aligns with the NYC DOE school calendar.