Thirteen students from Evanston Township High School have been selected to participate in a summer program with Global Glimpse, a nonprofit organization that offers high school students a hands-on cross-cultural education experience designed to cultivate leadership, self-exploration and global citizenship. Global Glimpse expanded its programs to the Midwest in the fall of 2015 to partner with schools that represent diverse racial, socioeconomic and geographic communities in Chicagoland.
ETHS is one of 10 high schools in the Chicago area to partner with Global Glimpse, which leverages volunteer support from public high school educators to make experiential education abroad accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.Through the partnership, ETHS students Callie Bergeron, Allison Neggers, Katie Jane Torma, Betsy Barthelemy, Mariah Saris, Ellis Mewettsmith, Aviyana Dennison, Chyna Wright, Abigail Campos, Annie Krumholz, Ariela Brugger, Ania Gary, and Peter Kishler will travel this summer to Nicaragua, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. Students were nominated by teachers in the fall of their junior year, to apply for admission to the program. Admitted students participate in seven pre-departure workshops in order to prepare them for this academic learning experience.
ETHS students will join over 100 other students from the Chicagoland area, traveling in five cohorts. The trips, structured around academic themes, will help students critically think about the complexities of a developing country. Participants will be asked to tackle the social, political, and economic challenges of their generation through exploration of Global Glimpse’s Essential Guiding Question: “How can I think and act like a responsible global citizen?”
ETHS staff members Corey Winchester, Sabrina Ehmke, Tina Lulla, and Jenise Holloway supported the program at ETHS this year.