World Connect

$44,060.53 raised by students

for 47 projects since 2009

How do Students Connect?

World Connect harnesses our international development work as an educational platform for Americans to promote global awareness, enhance cross-cultural communication and understanding, and inspire students to believe that they can change the world.

World Connect has worked with more than 20 school and program partners in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Washington, D.C., Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, and Rhode Island. Participating students pick a region of the world and specific projects and then coordinate with World Connect staff to explore these interest areas in creative ways. In the process, students develop a greater understanding of geography, languages, culture and socio-economic issues, as well as a deep appreciation for core philanthropic principles.

Students gain meaningful and hands on experience by participating in World Connect’s grant making process and project evaluation. They report that participating in World Connect’s education program has increased their knowledge of the developing world, their desire to lead lives of service, and the feeling that they can do something to address global challenges.

Students at Spence raised funds for a wind energy project in Kenya. The girls in the school in Kenya benefited from the funds raised in the U.S. and the girls in the U.S. benefited from learning about the issues facing developing countries.

Student Projects – View All

PS 321

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Every other year, PS 321, a public school in Brooklyn, holds a school-wide walkathon to raise money for charity....

CPCS Middle School

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This is the second year that Community Partnership Charter Middle School is participating in Kids...

Bay View Academy

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This is the sixth year that Bay View Academy, an all-girls Catholic school in Rhode Island, is par...

Wayland High School

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Wayland High School has been a consistent parter in our Kids Connect Program over the years. For ...

St. Bernard Academy

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This is the third year that St. Bernard Academy (SBA), a small Catholic school in Nashville, is pa...

St. Francis Prep

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This is the first year that St. Francis Prep, a prep school in Queens, New York, is participating ...

Miss Hall’s School

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This is the first year that Miss Hall’s School, an all-girls boarding and day school in Pitt...

Spring into Action!

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For students in Massachusetts, they had a vision to make a difference in the world. A group of 11...

The Brearley School

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The Brearley School is an all-girls private school in Manhattan, New York. For their first time p...

Sage School Great Coin Race 2015

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For the 5th year in a row, Sage School (K-8) students hosted a Great Coin Race, where they collected spare chan...

Bay View Academy

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This is the fifth year that Bay View Academy, an all-girls Catholic school in Rhode Island, is participating in ...

Manara Academy

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This is the first year that Manara Academy, an Expeditionary learning school in Texas, is participating in Kids ...

St. Bernard Academy

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This is the second year that St. Bernard Academy (SBA), a small Catholic school in Nashville, is participating i...

Clarksburg High School

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This is the second year that Clarksburg High School is participating in the Kids Connect Program. ...

The Chapin School

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Isabella Perry and fellow students at Chapin have formed the “Chapin for World Connect̶...

Briar Woods High School

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This is the first year that students at Briar Woods (VA) are participating in Kids Connect. They d...

Community Partnership Charter Middle School

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This is the first year that Community Partnership Charter Middle School is participating in Kids ...

Newton North High School: Bake Sale Fundraiser

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At the beginning of our junior year in high school, five of us decided we wanted to start a club that would work...

Horace Mann High School: Bake Sale and Bracelet Fundraiser

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The Horace Mann High School started its first project with World Connect this past year. The chapter wanted to s...

Advanced Math and Science: Bracelet Fundraiser

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Leaders of Tomorrow is a student run group which meets 2 to 3 times per month. Our mission is to lead by example...

Concord Academy: Food Fundraiser 2014

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The Concord Academy World Connect Club had a great 2013-2014 school year! We raised a grand total of $1,107 for ...

Sage School Great Coin Race 2014

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For the 4th year in a row, Sage School (K-8) students hosted a Great Coin Race. The students were split into two...

St. Bernard Academy – School Fundraiser

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St. Bernard Academy (SBA) is a small Catholic school in Nashville. They were the first school to support Kids Co...

Bay View Academy: Bake Sale and Donut Sale Fundraiser

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The Bay View Academy Kids Connect Chapter decided to try something a little different this year. The Chapter wan...

Clarksburg High School (MD) Bake Sale Fundraiser

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Clarksburg High school started its first project with World Connect in the town of Bataan, Costa Rica. Several j...

Lights Out at Spence School

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This past school year, the International Issues Club at Spence wanted to choose a really interesting project tha...

Sage School Great Coin Race

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For the third year in a row, the Sage School in Foxboro, MA hosted a Great Coin Race, and for the third year in ...

Fall Festival Fundraiser

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This year the Wayland High School Kids Connect Club participated in Wayland High School’s Fall Festival. O...

Soccer Game Fundraiser

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The Wayland High School Kids Connect Club partnered with Wayland Girls Varsity Soccer to host our second annual ...

Bay View Academy Coffee House Fundraiser

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Coffee House is a great way for kids with particular talents, such as dancing, singing or paying an instrument, ...

Bay View Academy Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

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Valentine’s Day at an all-girls school is a strange thing. There are no flowers, chocolates or love notes ...

Concord Academy Fundraiser

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If there’s one thing that the students at Concord Academy (CA) love, it’s good food and a great cause! The K...

Spence School Bookmark and Bake Sale

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In the winter and spring of 2012, the Spence School’s International Issues Club (IIC) committed itself to supp...

Sage School Great Coin Race 2012

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In 2012, Sage School in Foxboro, MA invited World Connect back on campus to lead another Great Coin Race fundraiser...

Sage School Great Coin Race 2011

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In 2011, Sage School (K-8) students chose to fundraise for a project in the Dominican Republic to restore a library...

Wayland High School Concert Fundraiser

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The Wayland High School Kids to Kids Club took on the task of organizing a huge, town-wide fundraiser for World ...

Groton School Bakesale Fundraiser

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At my very first Kids to Kids meeting in Fall 2009, I started talking to a girl in the grade above me, Kate, who ha...

Cranston Johnston Catholic Regional School (RI) – Dress Down Day Fundraiser

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Attending a catholic school means that all students have to wear uniforms and that is exactly what I had to do for ...

Bay View Academy (RI) – Raffle Fundraiser

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Raffles always are a good option for fundraising, but finding prizes to raffle can be very tough, like pulling teet...

Bay View Academy (RI) – Candy Gram Fundraiser, 2012

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The candy gram fundraiser that the Bay View Kids to Kids Club held in 2010 went really well and everyone loved rece...

Bay View Academy (RI) – Candy Gram Fundaiser, 2010

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As we started the Kids to Kids club in my freshman year at Bay View, we wanted our first fundraiser to be interesti...

Wayland High School Movie Night Fundraiser

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After a year leading a great group of enthusiastic members involved in the Wayland High School Kids to Kids Club...