The Pangaea Project empowers youth from low-income families to become effective "changemakers" in their community and the world.
Each year, a new cohort of high school students participates in our core classroom experience, international journey, and graduate leadership program. Participants build skills that are critical for productive leadership, discover issues about which they feel passionate, and learn concrete tools that are essential to making changes in our local communities. Our curriculum focuses on relevant social justice issues and provides students the opportunity to meet leaders and to learn about grassroots change.
The global perspective that Pangaea Project students gain abroad empowers them to become more effective leaders as they emerge with an ability to work effectively and solve problems with people from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as the empathy and desire to make change. Students complete The Pangaea Project having recognized their own capacity and motivation to become "changemakers" in their local community.
While our program focuses primarily on developing the leadership skills of teamwork, public speaking, effective communication and listening, the capacity to make and keep commitments, and concrete knowledge of local and global social justice issues, and the leadership attributes of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-efficacy, students also work on conflict resolution, creative problem solving, tolerance/openness, critical thinking skills, and the ability to be self-reflective. We want all of our participants to possess a sense of possibility and feel connected to the greater community once they have taken part in our program.
Read more about our program components.
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