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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. 

Youth work: WeConnect

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Developed by Jennifer Skuza and Jessica Pierson Russo


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