Jackson Public Schools Launches Application for Global Citizenship Project
November 4, 2022
JPS has officially opened the application window for its Global Citizenship Project. High school scholars currently enrolled in JPS are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, November 29, 2022.
The Global Citizenship Project, which is in its second year, will offer eight JPS scholars in-depth exposure to peers from across the country and around the globe, creating robust exchanges about various social, cultural, and academic issues. Scholars will have an opportunity to explore how students in other cities and countries learn, live, and respond to social and cultural events while deepening their knowledge of the world around them.
“This project helps make our core values real for high school scholars. While they are building deep relationships with their fellow scholars here and across the globe, they have a unique opportunity to critically examine issues of equity in different contexts,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene. “This is an opportunity that challenges our scholars to lean into a growth mindset while understanding the relevance of what they are learning in the classroom.”
The eight finalists for the JPS Global Citizenship Project will participate in a seven-month program with transformational learning experiences that will help them develop their skills in team building, research, journalism, social activism, and public speaking. During this project, JPS scholars will connect virtually and in person with peers from Baltimore, Maryland, and Nigeria, to identify similarities and differences in their educational and social experiences. At the end of the project, the scholars present culminating projects to showcase their learning experiences in digital formats to share with a larger community. This program is funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.