By 2030, World Savvy’s goal is to engage a network of 10,000 schools in diverse geographies across the U.S., representing approximately 10% of schools across the country and reaching an estimated 5 million students.
We will leverage the learning and impact in this network of schools to change broader policy: to create a future-ready K-12 system that deeply and equitably prepares young people for life as engaged citizens, thriving professionals, and global problem solvers.
The current K-12 education system is a relic of the 20th century, when standardized learning and testing was designed to prepare young people to succeed in standardized jobs and homogeneous communities. This is no longer our reality, and so no longer a viable option for the U.S. or the world. We need an education system that is inclusive, adaptive, and positioned to prepare all students equitably for life in the 21st century and beyond.
World Savvy is reimagining education for a globally interconnected, interdependent world, in a country that is increasingly defined by rich cultural, social, and ethnic diversity, and influenced by emerging technology that has altered how we communicate, collaborate, live, and work. We’re creating a vision for an educational system that elevates, promotes, and celebrates diversity as an asset—where all students feel safe, engaged, and empowered. Our vision realigns K-12 education with the demands of the future workforce, characterized by rapid change and technological advancement, and requiring dramatically different skills and experiences.
After 16 years of developing and implementing programs that integrate global competence into teaching, learning, and culture in K-12 education, World Savvy is in a powerful position to lead this movement nationally. We’re disrupting a status quo in mainstream K-12 education that no longer serves students or adequately prepares them for the future, and that has created inequitable outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds. We are ensuring that global competence is a defining characteristic of a quality education, and that our system in the U.S. truly prepares young people for future jobs, citizenship, and problem solving. This strategic plan represents the necessary steps to advance our work in FY19-21 in alignment with this 2030 Vision.