Global Passport is a program offering no-cost regional and international experiential learning opportunities for high-school age youth (ages 14 to 19). If you are interested in learning more about the Global Passport Program or applying, visit: https://linktr.ee/mtyouthdevelopment
In the summer of 2020, Martha’s Table began planning for our next phase of impact. We convened a community panel of respected Southeast D.C. leaders to help design an intentional engagement strategy, resulting in over 1,000 meaningful connections with neighbors. One of the key themes to emerge from our engagement with community members was that, as a community, we must leverage every available resource to ensure that older youth transition to adulthood successfully.
Parents and young people spoke of the importance of seeing the world beyond their neighborhoods, a message that is backed up by research. According to the Student And Youth Travel Association (STYA), Youth travel increased willingness to learn and explore in 60% of participants, increased independence, self-esteem, and confidence in 56% of participants, and increased tolerance and respectfulness in 48% of participants.
Global Passport provides students with the opportunity to discover new interests and passions, lower stress, increase self-confidence, gain new skills and new perspectives. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.