Active, Engaged Classrooms Where All Students Can Thrive

World Savvy’s approach to learning is based on the belief that students learn best when they are engaged in relevant and important issues that impact their communities and the world. We believe that students’ lived experiences and perspectives are assets that can be leveraged in learning every day.
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Cultivating Connections

We identify and nurture connections to make learning personal and relevant.

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Promote Active Learning Through Inquiry

We build global competence through active learning experiences across disciplines.


Fostering Knowledge-to-Action

We support students to take informed action in their communities and world.


Reflecting & Adapting

We engage in ongoing reflection and adapt to emergent needs.

How do social and emotional learning (SEL) programs affect academic performance?

Reveal Answer

3.5 years after students participated in SEL programs, their academic performance was an average 13 percentile points higher than their non-SEL peers.
Source: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), 2017

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Our Impact on Students

Since our founding in 2002, World Savvy has reached 749,000 students and 6,250 educators — building the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for global competence.


of students were more open to new ways of thinking.


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


of students used research to adapt a solution.

What is Global Competence?

World Savvy defines global competence as the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors necessary to navigate and succeed in today’s interconnected world. Globally competent individuals:

  • Understand globally significant issues
  • Practice empathy
  • Appreciate cultural differences
  • Understand and consider multiple perspectives
  • Use critical and comparative thinking
  • Problem solve collaboratively
  • Are life-long learners

Spotlight on Global Competence

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