Art in Action

Learn how art contributes to social movements and positive change while exploring local and global artistic and cultural expressions.

Youth explore how art contributes to social movements and positive change. Youth learn about art locally and globally through activities, curated media resources, and stories by their peers from around the world.

#EverydayArtifacts: Youth explore art movements around the world and share stories about an artistic artifact in their life

#EverydayLocalArts: Youth explore local artistic expressions and share stories rooted in their local culture(s) and communities.

#EverydayGlobalArts: Youth explore global works of art with a social message and share stories about these pieces.

#EverydayAction: Youth design an artistic intervention to address a compelling social issue.

How it Works

Global Nomads Group uses technology to connect youth with their global peers to explore and respond to the issues they care most about – from individual identity to global hunger to human rights. Whether participating in live conversations or exchanging stories in our online courses, young people are able to listen intently, share viewpoints, and explore both the similarities and differences in their lives. These eye-widening, mind-opening, and perspective-shifting exchanges are at the core of our programming and allow youth to powerfully experience our shared humanity.

Engaging Video Episodes

3-4 hours per topic
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Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through video episodes that include engaging content and global peer story exchange. Video episodes include captioning (in English and Arabic), ASL interpretation and image descriptions.

Interactive Online Courses

6-8 hours per topic
Laptop screen of Global Peers Stories map of the world with icons marking story locations

Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through engaging content and curated resources, interactive activities, and story exchange with their global peers.

Live Conversations

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Youth (ages 16-25) engage in youth-facilitated live discussions with their global peers and join a vibrant online community that explores and celebrates our differences and connections.

Facilitated Live Events

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Our trained facilitators lead discussion groups in which youth (ages 12-19) can learn with and from their global peers about a pressing global issue and about each other’s lives.

Storytelling Creates Change

No matter where they sit in this world, young people should know that their voices are centered and their stories are welcomed.

We use storytelling to build empathy; dispel stereotypes and bias; and teach the power skills identified by employers as imperative in the 21st century: communication across difference, critical thinking and analysis, interpersonal skills, and actionable curiosity.

Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to learn and lead positive change in their communities, both local and global, and in ways both large and small.

Learning Standards Alignment

Guided by academic research and deep empathy for young people’s interests and experiences, our standards-aligned curricula help youth develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to thrive in the 21st century. Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to explore global issues through a personal, local and global lens and lead positive change in their communities.

Choose the format that best support your learning objectives (or use them all!) and receive training and support from Global Nomads Group to implement in your classroom.

Register for online courses