Global Minds combats the issues of cultural intolerance, ignorance and discrimination through a one-on-one after school tutoring program between English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and Native English Speaking (NES) students. In a time when these issues are at their peak, Global Minds was developed to create meaningful relationships between NES and ESL students.
This program serves as an educational support system for ESL students and trains NES students in tutoring, creating globally minded young leaders who value their education and the power of a diverse education.
NES students work with teachers to provide one hour of individualized homework help and conversational English practice to ESL students. Students participate in activities centered around diversity, human rights, sustainable development or equality. These activities tackle issues of islamophobia and cultural intolerance head on. Through group discussions, both NES and ESL students overcome prejudice and stereotypes in order to achieve mutual respect.
Instead of allowing isolation and alienation, Global Minds links students in a simple yet profound after school program encouraging trust and friendship.