Global Kids 2017 GK 5K Run/Walk
AlixPartners proudly sponsored the 2017 Global Kids (GK) 5K Run/Walk/Push, which was held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY.
Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk/Push will support Global Kids’ College and Career Readiness program, which provides one-on-one support to students as they prepare for life after high school. Through this program, students can explore their options, go on college tours that include overnight trips, get help with their college, scholarship and financial aid applications, attend career days, participate in internships, and receive job readiness training.
Reasons to #RUN4GK
Read what GKers Brianna, Anthony, and Annie have to say about how GK impacted their lives, and register for the GK5K to support more students like them going to college.
"Not going to college was never an option for me. I grew up in an underrepresented area and I knew that I needed to ‘make it out.’ However, I didn't always know how to get to where I wanted to be. I was introduced to Global Kids and they welcomed me into their safe space opening my eyes to the possibility of more. I embraced the learning experience that ultimately turned my life around. Where I come from it is common to accept that things are just the way they are and become complacent. Thankfully, Global Kids challenged me to open my eyes and introduce me to the power of my voice. It was here that I learned to advocate for not only myself but others in an impactful way. Global Kids opened doors for me that many people who look like me have to fight twice as hard for and the chances of me reaching my long-term goals have significantly increased. Global Kids was an opportunity that led to other opportunities that I will always be thankful for. This powerful organization encouraged me to want more and to be more for myself."
— Brianna Johnson
Global Kids alumna/graduated high school 2016/current sophomore at Binghamton University
"The support from Global Kids did not end at my high school graduation ceremony. I was led by brilliant educators that were also role models because many of them went to college while overcoming obstacles. To me, their continued guidance and support was what I needed to reaffirm that with resilience you can achieve your goals."
— Anthony Neciosup
Global Kids alumnus/graduated high school in 2016/current sophomore at NYU
"As a first-generation college student, college applications were intimidating. I often had to compete for time in the guidance counselor office, being one out hundreds of students. I was fortunate enough to have Global Kids be my holistic support system. The staffers guided me through every step of the college application process. I can still remember leaving a Global Kids financial aid workshop feeling confident in my ability to pursue higher education without the burden of student loans. Global Kids made college exploration available by taking me to out of state college tours. Global Kids not only gave me guidance in the application process, but also with leadership skills which assisted my smooth transition into college.
Being exposed to international issues, becoming a youth Global Kids board member, traveling to Bosnia, and working on numerous human rights campaigns has influenced my choice to study public affairs and law. GK has played such a critical role in my life-- I will forever be grateful."
— Annie Willis
Global Kids alumna/graduated high school in 2015/current junior at Baruch College
About Global Kids
Global Kids, Inc. is the premier nonprofit educational organization for global learning and youth development that works to ensure that youth from underserved areas have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and on the world.