Strategy #2: Obtain Broad Exposure


Below is a list of organizations and programs providing global, geographical, contextual and outdoor exposure.
Name of Organization: Association of International Educators
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Professional/Community
Specificity: General
Description: a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.
Website: http://www.nafsa.org/
Name of Organization: City Squash
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: Local
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: a not-for-profit after-school program based in the Bronx at Fordham University.  CitySquash serves 100 elementary, middle and high school students.  Our year-round, intensive programming combines squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition, independent school placement, employment training and college prep.
Website: http://www.citysquash.org/
Name of Organization: Spiral Scouts
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: The program teaches respect for the Earth, respect for each other, and respect for all living things. It teaches gender equality by welcoming children of both genders and requiring that both genders be represented in leadership. They explore cultures outside of their own, celebrate the Earth, teach good citizenship, go camping and hiking, explore mythologies, take on personal challenges, put on plays, participate in community events, earn badges, and grow and learn together.
Website: www.spiralscouts.org
Name of Organization: Boy Scouts of America
Name of Program: Council High Adventure
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Community
Specificity: General / Gender-based
Description: A high-adventure experience includes at least five nights and six days of trekking in wilderness and other rugged, remote locations. Trekking may include backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, horse packing, mountain climbing, ski touring, rafting, kayaking, or a host of other outdoor adventures.
Website: http://www.scouting.org
Name of Organization: Girl Scouts of the USA
Name of Program: Leadership Experience for Girls
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Community
Specificity: General / Gender-based
Description: national, outcomes-based program activities that give girls the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will make them leaders in their own lives and in their communities. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience features “journeys” in which girls:

  • Gain a global and multicultural perspective.
  • Learn about the history of Girl Scouting and its traditions.
  • Embrace the values expressed in the Girl Scout Law.
  • Become environmentally aware and develop attitudes and self- understanding that promote healthy living.

Website: http://www.girlscouts.org/strategy/gap_team_program_model_and_pathways.asp

Name of Organization: Inner City Outings
Name of Program: Sierra Club
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Community
Specificity: General
Description: volunteer outings leaders recognize that many youth growing up in urban environments have little or no access to nature due to lack of income, awareness, and skills. In close to 50 cities in the United States, dedicated ICO volunteers take youth who would not otherwise have access to the outdoors on safe and fun wilderness excursions. Many of these youth have never been outside their immediate neighborhoods, let alone into wilderness places.
Website: http://www.sierraclub.org/ico/
Name of Organization: Music Mentors
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: Local (Michigan)
Subject: Music / Community
Specificity: General
Description: Expose youth to music education, performance, business, artist and all elements of the music industry, thereby enriching their lives and improve life skills.
Website: http://www.musicmentors.com
Name of Organization: Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Co.
Name of Program: Ancestral Earths
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Music / Community
Specificity: General
Description: exposed to a rich cultural heritage through association with community elders in the arts and education fields who are committed to transmitting the positive values, traditions and beliefs of the people and cultures of the Americas (north, central and south).
Website: http://www.forcesofnature.org/
Name of Organization: National Ballet School
Name of Program: Associate Program
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Dance
Specificity: General
Description: An expanded series of outreach activities designed to expose the broader community to the art of dance.
Website: http://www.nbs-enb.ca/community/default.aspx
Name of Organization: The Broadway League
Name of Program: Kids’ Night on Broadway
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Dance
Specificity: General
Description: wonderful program, which helps to expose young people to the wonderful world of Broadway theatre. Kids’ Night on Broadway is the most popular audience development program of The Broadway League and carries the message that Broadway is an open and accessible experience for both kids and adults.
Website: http://www.broadwayleague.com/index.php
Name of Organization: Madame Walker Theater Center
Name of Program: Youth-In-Arts
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Dance
Specificity: General
Description: mission is to encourage, expose, explore, and expand the talents of young arts-minded’ individuals by combining African-American cultural phenomena with an integrated arts environment that will ensure every participant the opportunity to experience various roles within the realm of artistic production, while also cultivating civic minded, highly motivated, respectful individuals.
Website: http://www.walkertheatre.com/index.php?url=index
Name of Organization: Outward Bound
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom. Outward Bound delivers wilderness-based programs to participants across the country and focuses its outreach on underserved youth.
Website: http://www.outwardbound.org/
Name of Organization: A Better Chance
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: The oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12.  The mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.
Website: http://www.abetterchance.org/
Name of Organization: World Savvy
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: A global education nonprofit serving youth and educators through three core programs in three offices nationwide. Our mission is to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare them to learn, work and live as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.
Website: http://worldsavvy.org/
Name of Organization: African American Outdoor Association
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: The African American Outdoor Association (AAOA) encourages and supports increasing fitness, health, and wellness for the African American community through vigorous outdoor activities.  The AAOA was created as part of a community solution to combating high rates of disease among African Americans including heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
Website: http://www.africanamericanoutdoors.com/
Name of Organization: Job Shadow Day
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community/Professional
Specificity: General
Description: An academically motivating activity designed to give kids the unique opportunity of an up-close look at the world of work and provide the answer to the commonly asked question, “Why do I have to learn this?” Beginning with a nationwide kickoff on February 2, 2009, and continuing throughout the school year, students across America will “shadow” workplace mentors as they go through a normal day on the job. The program invites students to see firsthand how the skills learned in school relate to the workplace.
Website: http://www.jobshadow.org/
Coalition Members

Junior Achievement

America’s Promise

Association for Career and Technical Education

United States Department of Education

United States Department of Labor

Society for Human Resource Management

AT&T

Name of Organization: Bring Your Child to Work Day
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (all ages)
Scope: National
Subject: Scholastic/Community
Specificity: General
Description: Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.
Website: http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=485
Name of Organization: Bardoli Global Foundation
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: A united cadre of globally-versed and professionally-skilled African American, Latino, and Native American change agents serving local, national, and global communities from the highest levels of all sectors of society. Bardoli Global works towards this by providing transformative study abroad and leadership development opportunities for high school and college students from these under-represented groups
Website: http://www.bardoliglobalfoundation.org/