At Democracy Prep we believe that in order to change the world, first you have to see it.
Democracy Prep’s Global Citizens Program provides scholars with local, national, and international opportunities to see the world and themselves in it. Our program fosters a deep commitment to global citizenship, understood by UNESCO as “a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity.” By examining issues that matter to them, their families, their communities and the world, our scholars develop a curiosity about and responsibility towards the wider global society.
In elementary school, scholars sample new cuisines, learn traditional music, dance and art forms, or hear firsthand from elder peers about their experiences traveling abroad. During their middle school years, scholars have the opportunity to visit Canada as well as significant national destinations including Boston, Birmingham, Colonial Williamsburg, the Grand Canyon, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, rural Vermont, and Washington D.C.. By the time they graduate from high school, our alumni will have had the opportunity to travel to up to five different continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
The knowledge and skills our scholars attain through these experiences ensures they are prepared to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world and readies them to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our globalized society.