Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 31, 2013, 2:33 PM
Global Potential's mission is to empower youth andcommunities around the world to energize each other through education, international service learning, social entrepreneurship and cultural exchange
Each year, Global Potential trains 500 youth aged between15 to 23. These youth have high potential and self-vision to become leaders, changemakers and social entrepreneurs in their urban and rural low-income communities around the world. Most GP participants are first generation immigrant youth and originate from dozens of countries.
Global Potential's holistic model positively transforms the lives of urban youth.They shape the future and become leaders and entrepreneurs in business, community development, education and politics
Global Potential provides youth and communities the leadership and entrepreneurial skills to create renewed life perspectives to affect positive change locally and globally. GP employs an holistic year and a half methodology that trains youth to become leaders through:
GP empowers hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers to impart the GP programs
Global Potential operates out of 16 high schools and GED programs in the US, France, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua. GP's headquarters arelocated New York City, with considerable work carried out in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Washington Heights.GP Boston supports students living in Roxbury, Fenway Dorchester and East Boston. GP France is locatedin Paris, and works with youth from La Courneuve and Le Blanc Mesnil.The weekly workshops occur in partner schools and GP offices
All rural villages are carefully selected to welcome GP youth for 45 days ofinternational cultural exchange and community projects during the months of July and August. GP actively works in marginalized rural villages in the southwest Dominican Republic (Batey 1,Batey 7, Batey 8, Batey 9, Batey Cuchilla and Los Blocks de Mena); in Haiti, (Cité Soleil, Terre Froide and Bas Gormand); and Nicaragua (El Hatillo and Las Minas, in the department of Matagalpa).