Why is Global Competence Important?

The challenges that face the world today—from global poverty and climate change to financial systems and conflict—require globally-minded solutions. Global competency skills are necessary so that young people can invent a future that appropriately addresses global challenges.
— Brookings Institution
 

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The need.

Young people need global competence, an essential 21st Century capacity that includes knowledge about diverse cultures around the world, empathetic and collaborative interpersonal skills, and respectful, open-minded attitudes shaped by learning and experience.

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The problem.

Most kids in the United States grow up not knowing about the rest of the world – from basic geography to a deeper understanding or even curiosity  about people who live in different places or have different cultural backgrounds.

The solution.

Just Like Me But Different( brings an innovative approach to global education. With cross-cultural connections forged through compelling immersive stories and interactive learning experiences, we celebrate the diversity of the planet and commonalities that connect us all.