Global Action Through Engagement (GATE)
A Summer Program for High School Students, JULY 17-20, 2013
Do you want to have an impact on your community and the world? Concerned with social justice and social change? Have you always wondered how you can make a difference? Ready to experience what college life is like?
Global Action Through Engagement (GATE) is the place for you. Join high school peers in becoming youth leaders in your community. GATE introduces global issues through interactive simulations, small group learning activities, discussions with speakers and university students, and local service learning projects. Students will develop strong leadership skills in problem-solving and conflict-resolution. The program will also build 21st century skills in cross-cultural communication, critical thinking, digital and media literacy, and how to be competitive in a global marketplace.
In 2013, GATE will focus on the global theme of human security with an emphasis on the impacts of conflict and violence on individuals, families and communities. Students will also explore the way violence and insecurity relate to other global challenges, including poverty, food, health, and the environment.
Check out a preview of daily activities in the tentative agenda. More detailed information about speakers and activites will be soon to follow.
- Registration fees: $390 (Includes all instructional and recreational materials and expenses, Sandburg Residence Hall housing and meals)
- A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are only available for the GATE program. Download Scholarship Application and return according to instructions on the application.
If you are interested in GATE or have questions, please contact Dina Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.