A successful global learning program is one that intentionally selects and works with partners in the school and local community to enrich global learning opportunities. While school and community partners have a lot to offer when it comes to global learning, so do your youth participants and their families. You can draw from the cultures, backgrounds, and international experiences of youth and their families when planning global programming to allow participants to share their global knowledge with one another and with others in the community. This section contains tools to assess current partnerships and develop new ones, involve families as well as existing and potential partners in global programming, and understand how to work with school partners to align global learning afterschool with what’s happening during the school day.
Download the Families, Communities, and Partnerships (PDF) section, including the related resources, staff meeting agendas, and training plans.