Global Potential Charity Event with live auction and performances (GPcharity)

Venue: Felt Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 19, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 19, 2011
Registration Date: Dec 19, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 10, 2011
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Description

Global Potential is a program that was established in 2007 that empowers youth and
communities to energize each other through education, international service work and cultural exchange.
Through our partnership with eight local Title 1 public high schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the
Bronx, we work with an average of 90 New York City urban youth per year, to create positive change in
their lives and communities. After participating in the program, our youth demonstrate increased
leadership, self-esteem and responsibility, which results in significantly higher rates of high school
attendance and graduation, as well as increased college enrollment, scholarship awards, and retention.
Our organic approach creates safe spaces that lead our youth to discover the power they have within
themselves to become vehicles for change in their own communities, and blossom into leaders, artists,
community organizers, filmmakers, mentors and social entrepreneurs. Through Global Potential, our
students develop skills, discover talents and create friendships that will guide their success for the rest of
their lives.
Global Potential works very closely with principals, school coordinators, teachers, social workers and
families from partnering schools to execute an intensive 18 month after-school and summer program—
divided into three phases. Our curriculum is designed to help students achieve their full leadership
potential, develop entrepreneurship skills, and increase their global awareness through community service
and cultural exchange. We explore the importance of pressing social issues such as racism, gender,
migration, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and teen identity. Through experiential learning, we give youth the
inspiration and zeal to make a difference in the world, and to be sensitive to cultural differences while
understanding the similarities that bind them together as a global community.

Venue

Felt Boston
533 Washington Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
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Additional Information

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, all donations are tax-deductible. This is a 21+ event. Tickets can be purchased at gpcharity.eventbrite.com. Admission includes: complementary champagne, appetizers, and a live performance.