In the 2020-21 school year, the Dominion Global Ambassadors found ways to adapt club activities during the pandemic to pursue their mission of expanding their global perspectives and connecting with peers around the world.
Global Ambassadors learned from Bill Morse of the Landmine Relief Fund in Cambodia that communities in Siem Reap, Cambodia (a place the Global Ambassadors were previously scheduled to visit in spring 2020) were financially devastated from the loss of tourism. The club organized "Miles for Cambodia," fundraising $1600 to help provide for the basic food needs of Cambodians.
Without the possibility of international exchanges or a summit, the club conceived a new way to engage their peers at our partner schools around the world. GOALS (Global Online Aspiring Leaders for Sustainability) was a five-day online event held in March that brought together 60 students from 10 countries to participate in a simulation centered around addressing real-world issues related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Watch this video for highlights of the GOALS conference.
In the 2021-22 school year it currently looks unlikely that international travel will be possible, though final decisions about this will be made in the fall. Building off the success of GOALS, the Global Ambassadors plan to collaborate with the other Global Ambassadors Clubs around the county to re-imagine the Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit to a new format-- one that will allow students from across Loudoun to engage in-person while engaging students from around the world online.
Students interested in the Club are encouraged to join our Schoology group, get club announcements via Remind by texting @dhsglobal to 81010, and follow the club Instagram (@dhsglobal).