Support and Mentoring
An important aspect of our program is the family-centered environment that we create in GEC. We embrace the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. For many of our students, they are and will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. As a part of their “village,” we hope to play a part by supporting and mentoring them through their educational journey. Our students are mentored by board members both in Ghana and in the US. Once we know the type of career students hope to pursue, we also match them with a community mentor who has that career background. Our older students & alumni in turn also serve as mentors for young students in the program, and to other people in the community.
Leadership Development and Social Impact
We believe in the power of our students. Our students are and will continue to be leaders who make a fundamental impact in their communities, throughout Ghana and across the world. To support this belief, our students engage in a leadership development program called the Changemaker Program. The Changemaker Program is a GEC-created project-based learning curriculum that works with students on leadership skills and social impact. The program takes students through monthly learning where they:
- Engage with community members who are currently making an impact on the ground in Ghana.
- Participate in community service projects to directly give back to their own communities.
- Attend lecture series and experiential learning trips to broaden their own understanding of Pan-Africanism, advocacy, and impact development.
Our students graduate from the Changemaker Program with both knowledge and investment in their generation being the one who will make much needed change in our world.