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


Warm welcome to our new website!

This school year, 2014-2015, Global Issues Leadership Development (GILD) is celebrating its 5th 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

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 »

Share Your Voice

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By Meg Vatterott While Global Issues Club alumnus Salah Daghlas has a special place in his heart for Palestine, the country where his family is from, he also makes an effort to keep up with issues in many other parts of the world. “Being a  Learn More »

How to Lead Leaders

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By Meg Vatterott Leading a group of passionate people is a huge task and skill. This is how Rock Bridge High School Global Issues Club alumni Nikhilesh Sharma described the main lesson he learned during his time in the Club. After taking on leadership positions  Learn More »

Linking Medicine and Peace Studies

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By Meg Vatterott Health is a necessary component of any community, according to Rock Bridge Global Issues Club alum and senior at Notre Dame Alex Sun. Many communities internationally struggle to obtain the resources they need for adequate public health. Sun explains that his goals  Learn More »