Help us support parents, educators, and caregivers around the world to raise global citizens who are confident and excited about interacting with diverse others.
Why this work is needed
The pandemic has shown us again how far apart we are. Only together there is a chance to build back a better world that includes everyone.
US organizations spend $8 billion annually on diversity training, however, companies are not more diverse and hate crimes continue to rise. Globe Smart Kids works on tackling othering before it begins, by intervening in the early years.
Our award-winning One Globe Kids program is designed to provide children with their first intercultural friendship experiences, the program helps children grow up with open attitudes towards difference and diversity.
Our work is supported by the contributions of volunteers, foundations and individual donors. Your donation supports the creation of new stories and education resources and our ongoing research into the use of digital friendship to tackle prejudice.
This year we are working on:
- New Story – My Palestine: Layth
- New Story – My Norway: Nora
- New Story – My Israel: Asher
- First resources available in Spanish
- New education resources about Norway and Palestine
- Technology update to make online program accessible in all browsers
- Research comparing the impact of One Globe Kids in the classroom with 3 other interventions
- Free online access to the full One Globe Kids program for home schoolers due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- and more!
We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
How we know it works
One Globe Kids’ content was produced in collaboration with psychologists and is built on a foundation of over 70 years of scientific research on intergroup contact theory, cross-group friendship, and imagined contact. From ongoing research with the University of Kent (UK) and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (France) we know that One Globe Kids positively influences the attitude of children toward people from other backgrounds.
One Globe Kids has received important recognition including:
– a recipient of the Academics’ Choice Award for Smart Media
– an Ehon Digital Education Materials Award
– a mention in the Digital Play for Global Citizens report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Asia Society and Sesame Street.
– an Early Years Excellence Awards finalist
– a LEGO/Ashoka #Play2Learn Re-Imagine Learning Pacesetter
– a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Intercultural Impact Award Semi-Finalist
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