Taking It Global TIG

inspire, inform, involve – in 12 international languages

The Vision: Youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
Our Mission: We enable a collaborative learning community which provides youth with access to global opportunities, cross-cultural connections and meaningful participation in decision-making … (about 1/2).

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Address: Canada Office TIG, 19 Duncan Street, Suite #505, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3H1, CANADA;
US Office TIG, 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217, USA;
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About 2/2 … /Who We Serve: We serve youth primarily between the ages of 13 to 30 through: 

  • an online community and initiatives that focus on enabling actively engaged youth.
  • education programs geared towards middle and high school students.

What We Offer:

  • Global online social network and hub for civic participation
  • Content & tools for educators to facilitate rich, interactive learning experiences
  • Outreach & Collaboration tools for events, networks, campaigns, and causes
  • Research, development, and sharing of best practices on youth engagement
  • Facilitated learning experiences through workshops, webinars, and e-courses

Why Bother?

  • Global awareness and understanding across cultures is key to the future of the planet
  • Student dropout and disengagement rates are at all-time highs, and costing billions in lost economic opportunities and crime
  • Preventable diseases and health issues are on the rise globally, with young people often the most vulnerable and affected

So Far…

  • 4 million young people reached in 2008, over 14 million since launch in 2000
  • Engagement across 12 languages, and in every country and territory in the world
  • Thought leadership through presenting at over 500 education, technology, development, business, and youth conferences and events
  • Partnerships across sectors with over 8 U.N. agencies, dozens of international civil society organizations, several top-tier technology companies (Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, HP), and leading-edge foundations across North America.
  • Global recognition from the World Economic Forum and Tech Museum of Innovation

History (from 1999 to 2009):

Inspire. Inform. Involve: This simple guiding principle is one of the reasons why we’ve been successful in enabling youth leaders. How this blueprint is achieved differs for everyone, but they all emerge from this process with the same results. Inspiration from a global community of their peers builds self-confidence. Information provided by tools and resources accelerates their transformation into better agents of change. Involvement through opportunities enables their capacity as active citizens.

The following milestones track our development from the beginning to today: … (full text History).

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