Charity of the week
Founded in 1989, Global Kids (globalkids.org) empowers students in underserved communities to be global citizens and leaders in their community. Global Kids partners with middle and high schools across New York City and Washington, D.C., offering an after-school program that helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of international affairs, as well as training in leadership and college and career readiness. Through service projects, mentorships, international travel opportunities, and conferences, students explore issues like global poverty, learn how to influence global policy, and get exposure to experts in international affairs. During the summer, students have the opportunity to spend three weeks interacting with policymakers at the Council on Foreign Relations at its New York City headquarters.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■