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


Warm welcome to our website!


This school year, 2015-2016, Global Issues Leadership Development (GILD) is celebrating its 6th Anniversary! We are thrilled that we have made it this far.

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 our students, 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

The Bigger Picture

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By Meg Vatterott Global Issues Club Alumni Raj Satpathy recently took a Public Health course that included a discussion of the United Nations Millennium goals. As a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota who is passionate about international health, these goals really resonated with  Learn More »

Serving Navajo elementary school

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By Meg Vatterott The issues faced by indigenous people in the United States are ones that are often pushed aside. Global Issues Club Alumnus and current University of Missouri student, Salah Daghlas, recently immersed himself in these issues on a service trip to Bluff, Utah.  Learn More »

Effects of Exposure

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By Meg Vatterott The amount of exposure one gets to global issues as a young person can affect how open-minded and globally conscious one becomes as an adult. Global Issues Club alumnus Bill Milanick is thankful for the experiences he had in high school that  Learn More »