Our Impact

In the 12 years since World Savvy was founded, the organization has impacted 375,000 students and 2,200 educators.

By 2020, World Savvy expects to reach more than 1 million students through our programs.

Teachers report:

  • 88%

    of students are more knowledgeable of the complexities and interdependence of world events and issues.

  • 90%

    of students have a better understanding of sustainability and other global issues.

  • 89%

    of students grew in teamwork and collaboration skills.

  • 93%

    of students are more open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

Spotlight On: Josh Guggenheim

Josh Guggenheim, a senior at San Francisco University High School, has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of World Savvy programs: multiple years with the World Savvy Challenge, AYLP-Peru 2013, and the Youth Ambassadors Program 2014. In addition to joining the new Youth Advisory Board in the fall, these combined experiences inspired him to create his Knowledge to Action project on social entrepreneurship. 

“World Savvy has had a big role in (shaping) who I am today and what I want to pursue in college and beyond. Through my experiences, I have become passionate about social change…I am convinced more teenagers would be interested in social entrepreneurship if they knew more about it.” 

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Featured Program


Applications open on October 13th for the January cohort of the Global Competence Certificate program!
The GCC is the first-of-its-kind, online graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for in-service K-12 teachers.

The program combines engaging online coursework, immersive fieldwork with partners across the globe, and collaborative practice groups to help educators integrate global competence into their practice.

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We must focus on integrating international perspectives into our classrooms. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.

Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education