Reach the World 2012 Annual Benefit

Start Date and Time: 03/06/2012 06:00 PM

End Date and Time: 03/06/2012 09:30 PM

Location: The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue New York City, NY 10017

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Reach the World

Reach the World's mission is to build a pipeline of globally-competent students and educators who will succeed in and steward the 21st Century global community. RTW currently provides global mentoring programs for elementary and middle school students. Over the next three years, RTW plans to add high school programming, creating an arc of globally-themed mentoring that will reach learners throughout their school careers.

Reach the World's current program matches classrooms of disadvantaged youth with global mentors for a semester. Most of RTW's global mentors are Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars, a competitive U.S. State Department program that provides college students with need-based scholarships to study abroad. Through a highly structured, Standards-based program of web-based journalism, videoconferencing and collaborative project-making, RTW students go on virtual journeys with their global mentors and expand their worldview in the process. Teachers utilize the RTW program to enrich all subject areas, but especially Social Studies, Science and Literacy.

Reach the World also aims to redesign geography education for the 21st Century through its GeoGames curriculum. GeoGames is a family of geography learning games originally funded by the National Geographic Society Education Foundation and based on research by Dr. Susan Lowes at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Reach the World was founded in New York City in 1998 and provides services nationwide. All of RTW's programming is partially fee-based; revenue from grants and donations makes up the balance. RTW's mission is to serve Title I school, afterschool and summer school sites, as well as to advocate for global education on a national level.

Event Details

Reach the World 2012 Annual Benefit

Reach the World will hold its 12th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auctions at the Yale Club in Manhattan on March 6, 2012. The Yale Club is located at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue. The event will take place in the renowned Grand Ballroom on the 20th Floor (elevator/handicapped accessible).

Reach the World's 2012 Benefit Dinner will commence at 6:00 PM and conclude by 9:30 PM. The evening will include cocktails, silent auction, live auction, dinner and the presentation of the first-annual Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism, in honor of former RTW Advisory Board Chairman Walter Cronkite. This year's inaugural award will be presented to Richard Wiese, host of the popular ABC television series "Born to Explore".

All proceeds from the event will support Reach the World's global education and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth.

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