Promoting human rights by encouraging youth towards globally and socially conscious behaviors


Warm welcome!


We are looking forward to starting a new school year in 2017-2018. Global Issues Leadership Development (GILD) is celebrating its 8th Anniversary! We are thrilled to celebrate such a milestone.

Our work would not be possible without all of the support we receive. We are grateful to our current and past Board members. Their passion, energy, and commitment keep us moving. We are grateful to teachers who serve as club sponsors. They are generous with their time, talent and skills.

To all of our Global Issues Club members, your curiosity and moral compass are our guiding star. We promise to continue to be here to support, guide and encourage you on your journey to discover the world.


Nadège Uwase
Founder & Executive Director

The GILD Blog

5 Things To Do This Winter


By Megan Steele First of all, I have to say thank you to you guys for allowing me to create content for your blog. It’s been so much fun for me to write about current issues in our world and how we can go about  Learn More »

DoSomething’s Handbook for Young Activists


By Megan Steele The past few weeks we’ve talked a lot about getting involved in your community and giving back in some ways. Maybe you feel a bit stuck, don’t know where to start, or need some ideas/inspiration to get you going. That’s where the  Learn More »

3 Ways to giveback this Holiday season

By Megan Steele   With the holidays just around the corner, everyone seems to be in a spirit of giving, especially since 2017 will be here before we know it. Here are several organizations and charities to look into supporting this holiday season. There are  Learn More »



By Megan Steele Thanksgiving comes with several shopping days right after that everyone seems to know about: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Two days of the year where people go out to shop in a last minute rush for last minute holiday gift giving. In  Learn More »