The Student Diplomacy Corps is determined to support our students, families and educational partners. 2020 has been a tremendous struggle for the communities we serve. Lower income high school students living in some of the hardest hit neighborhoods across the USA have seen academic support, college guidance and enrichment opportunities diminish. College graduates are joining a workforce devastated by the global pandemic.
While COVID-19 has interrupted international travel programs, SDC has designed new student-centered initiatives that help young people develop college readiness and professional skills while expressing creativity and building community.
Over the past six months, SDC has invited hundreds of students from New York City, rural Colorado, Kansas City, Chicago, New Jersey and across the nation to participate in master classes with global experts, learn from social justice activists and journalists, engage in job training through short term micro-employment contracts, connect with peers from coast to coast and craft exceptional college essays with writing mentors.
Over the next six months, new initiatives will provide academic support, invite students to join learning communities to earn Red Cross certifications, participate in virtual extracurricular clubs and enroll in experimental online college seminars.
Donor investment strengthens and sustains the Student Diplomacy Corps’ capacity to help young people succeed. Thanks for your support and encouragement.