Phase 2: Immersion
This profound experience in shared living is fully immersive — our youth are there, in their host countries with their host families, 24/7, sharing work, meals, laughter and ideas.
A Day In The Life
Global Potential youth fill their days carrying out internships, community development, media projects, and educational workshops.
Global Potential youth are provided the opportunity to utilize the skills they learned in Phase I by traveling to a rural village of Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, or Haiti, where they are placed with a family and take part in community service, from building classrooms, sidewalks, and community gardens to teaching English, running health workshops, and managing children’s day camps. During the service trip, students witness first-hand many of the issues they studied in Phase I, and they discuss shared experiences with community members of such topics as racism, poverty, violence, health, and migration. Working closely with staff and local community members, youth devise innovative solutions to these local challenges. This phase provides each youth with valuable work experience and helps him or her focus on a possible career track; it also addresses the summer achievement gap by providing enriching learning experiences.
Students who can’t or don’t wish to travel abroad participate in local service work in New York City and take part in a Global Potential-run camping experience in upstate New York that stresses health, exercise, and self-dependence.
Overview of Phase 2
Give us four minutes and we’ll give you a quick orientation session below. More of our short films are available on our YouTube Channel.