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A global youth citizenship curriculum

WeConnect is both a program model and a curriculum. WeConnect helps young people see that they are participants in a global society. It prepares them to thrive in culturally-diverse settings. WeConnect was developed for middle school-aged youth, approximately ages 11-14, but can be adapted for other age groups.

Use WeConnect in non-formal settings such as after-school programs or clubs to help youth

  • examine their everyday lives,
  • take action that leads to positive change and
  • understand their responsibilities to each other and the world around them

Partnering opportunities

In addition to the full-length curriculum, the authors have designed 1½-hour and 3-hour training modules and are interested in working with partners who want to train staff or volunteers on the model and curriculum. 

Buy the facilitator guide 

Developed by Jennifer Skuza and Jessica Pierson Russo


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