in-residence expanded learning program
Transforming Student Outcomes
GGC is committed to serving our hometown community of Louisville, Kentucky by collaborating with cultural sites to host our In-Residence Expanded Learning Program, a FREE afterschool program targeting at-risk youth, to help address the equity gap that threatens their success. This unique program is designed to decrease the achievement gap and ensure student success through curriculum that intentionally strengthens the core of our most marginalized students.
Filling The Gap
Did you know, by the time students in lower income and minority families start the 6th grade, they are 6,000 hours worth of enrichment behind their better resourced peers? While many of these children have never been in a museum, through this program they spend their afternoons at some of the country’s most culturally enriching environments. We aim to open their minds to a world of possibilities that they otherwise would not have imagined to be within their grasp, by decreasing apathy and increasing empathy one real-life Superhero at a time!
Meet Global Game Changers!
Title 1 Schools
GGC works with Title 1 schools principals who are committed to improving the lives of their students. They identify students who would best benefit from an intentional and immersive social-emotional learning program. We remove all barriers to participation like cost and transportation and intentionally engage with the school staff and student’s family to support a continuum of GGC culture and climate.
Cultural Site Partners
Cultural partners host the program and collaborate with us to strategically integrate their sites core mission and values into our lessons. They curate and lead site visits for GGC students that align with each weekly lesson and provide in-depth access to cultural facilities that they may not otherwise get to visit and explore.
A key component to the success of our program is our extended community partnerships. Through Serve KY AmeriCorps, we engage direct service Educators and partner with University of Louisville to support our evaluation protocol and provide interactive student field experiences. AmeriCorps VISTA builds sustainable capacity by helping to integrate our BLOCS and Dare to Care support into the program and our School Empowerment Zone (SEZ) wraparound services model into the schools we serve.
Without the generous support of our funders, who believe in the importance of our work and our ability to implement it effectively and efficiently, this collaborative community program would not be possible. Our goal is to create a sustainable model to positively impact the trajectory or the students we serve. Global Game Changers is a grateful steward of the resources our funders provide.
V.V Cooke Foundation