Our goal

OneWorld Now! is raising $50,000 to ensure high-quality summer learning opportunities - both locally and globally - for 50 Seattle high school students. Your support provides scholarships to rigorous education abroad programs, immersive summer language and culture camps, and leadership intensives for student leaders.

Participation in summer programs leads to long-term success

All youth deserve safe, supportive places to learn and grow when not in school. Education continues beyond the school year and so should students’ access to transformative, experiential learning opportunities. 

Over a decade of research from the Harvard Family Research Project confirms that youth who participate in after-school and summer programs can reap a host of positive benefits in their academic achievement, social and emotional development, and health and wellness.

Your impact starts this summer but stays with students for a lifetime

Reaching our campaign goal of $50,000 means:

35 Seattle-area high school students from underrepresented backgrounds will study abroad with support from OWN scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need.

Study abroad improves:

  • Graduation rates
  • Grade point averages
  • Language learning
  • Employability and career advancement

Study abroad fosters intercultural understanding and provides a global context in an increasingly interconnected world. Data from NAFSA.

15 Pod Leaders - returning students appointed as peer mentors within the organization - receive intensive leadership training to prepare them for the 2018/2019 academic year with OneWorld Now!. 

Intensive leadership training builds:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Peer mentorship
  • Grit and perseverance
  • Conflict management skills

Data from Michael Thier.

Reaching our campaign stretch goal of $75,000 means we can do all of the above and more:

Bring our summer camp to the East Side! OneWorld Now! will launch a new Summer Language and Leadership Camp in Bellevue. The program will offer Arabic (Level 1) for 20 high school students.

Reaching our campaign stretch goal of $100,000 means we can do all of the above and more:

Add a Korean class (Level 1) for 20 high school students to the newly launched Summer Language and Leadership Camp in Bellevue.

Language learning improves:

  • Academic achievements
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Attitudes and beliefs about other cultures

Data from ACTFL.

Parents reflect on the impact of OneWorld Now!   

What your support funds

Study Abroad

  • Merit- and need-based scholarships
  • International airfare
  • All meals, lodging, and transportation in-country
  • Trained group leaders
  • Program costs 

Leadership Intensive for Pod Leaders 

  • Trainers
  • Venue
  • Materials
  • Transportation

Stretch goals: Launch a Summer Language and Leadership Camp in Bellevue

  • Arabic language team
  • Korean language team
  • Venue rental
  • Classroom materials
  • Field trip expenses 
  • Authentic food from the target cultures

Other ways to support the campaign

Fundraise with us!

Lead a fundraising team via our campaign page at CauseVox. You can create your own fundraising page to support OneWorld Now! in under five minutes. 

Ask your employer to match your gift!

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. 

Be a corporate sponsor or partner!

Contact Jennifer Tanaka at 206-223-7703 or jennifer@oneworldnow.org to learn about corporate partnership opportunities. We’ll come present to your colleagues about the benefits to your company about supporting the next generation of global leaders.

Attend an event!

Join OneWorld Now! for a casual reception followed by OWN Talks performed by OneWorld Now! students and alumni. 

OWN Talks are brief, compelling speeches delivered in the style of TED Talks to inspire the audience. The theme of this year's OWN Talks is resilience in the face of adversity.   

All proceeds from this event support OneWorld Now!'s Spring Campaign. 

Tickets: $10 to $50, available on EventBrite

Make a recurring gift!

Invest in transformative international education year-round! As little as $25 a month creates more need-based scholarships for underrepresented high school students to participate in OneWorld Now!’s summer programs. 

Thank you!

Your support provides scholarships to rigorous education-abroad programs, immersive summer language and culture camps, and summer leadership intensives for students. Thank you for your contribution towards our goal of $50,000. With your donation, we can secure high-quality summer learning opportunities - both locally and internationally - for 50 Seattle high school students. 





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