The Jackson Public Schools Global Citizenship Project is an opportunity for JPS high school scholars to learn with and from their peers across the country and around the world while expanding their understanding of social, cultural, and historical connections between Jackson, Baltimore, and Nigeria. All students are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity to explore their communities, their country, and the world.
"The JPS Global Citizenship Project is rooted in our commitment to increase scholar engagement, to provide our scholars with a broader world view, and to truly prepare them for the future. I’m grateful for the support from the Hewlett Foundation as we build exciting learning experiences like these for our scholars, said Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene. This project is sure to be a precursor to increasing numbers of unique and compelling experiences found only in Jackson Public Schools".
The JPS Global Citizenship Project offers scholars an opportunity to co-create a transformational learning experience for themselves and their peers. Through the program, JPS scholars will develop team-building, research, journalism, social activism, and public speaking skills. In addition, JPS scholars will experience:
- Unique opportunities to share their views on social, cultural, and political issues and events.
- Opportunities to learn about the educational and cultural experiences of their peers in Baltimore, Maryland, and Nigeria.
- Co-develop learning materials for their peers to deepen their understanding of the rich history and culture in their communities and in the communities they will be exploring.
Who should apply?
All JPS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply, including those scholars who have not been traditionally involved in extracurricular leadership programs and experiences.
The project will last 12 months, beginning in May 2021 and concluding in June 2022.
How to Apply
High school students currently enrolled in JPS are encouraged to apply by completing the JPS Global Citizenship Project Application by April 23, 2021.
For more information on this project, contact Janet Afolabi at (601) 371-8003
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