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Global New Media Lab
Country: USA
Dates: 12.09.2012 - 30.09.2016
Web Site: http://www.ph-int.org/gnml/
Global New Media Lab is designed to nurture international high school students from around the globe, ages 15-17, as young digital activists, skilled in the use of innovative online and mobile tools for powerful change in communities worldwide. These students will be able to actively engage in and teach others in the use of social media and other forms of information technology for greater civic engagement.

The program will take place from fall 2012 through summer 2016. Participants will be drawn from the approximately 1,500 international high school students living in host communities throughout the 50 states and District of Columbia each year as part of one of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ high school academic programs.

14.11.2014 | International High School Students from 40 Countries Design Social Change Campaigns

GNML Online has engaged over 200 students from over 41 countries since the program launched in October 2014!

27.05.2014 | 83 GNML Online Certificates of Completion Awarded to A-SMYLE, FLEX, and YES Students
The successful second year of GNML Online, a component of Global New Media Lab ended in April. The seven month online Social Media for Social Change training program engaged students independently to work with eight social media platforms...
30.01.2014 | Youth TechCamp Guest Speakers Onboard!
Professionals from AFS-USA, Champlain College, and PH International will lead training sessions for the 2014 Youth TechCamp that focus on providing students with training, leadership, and advanced social media for social change skills.
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Success Stories
19.11.2014 | A Global New Media Lab Alumni’s Drive for Social Change

Upon returning home to Liberia after studying in the U.S. and participating in PH International’s Global New Media Lab (GNML) program, Nathaniel Cooper became a leader in his community, training others how to use social media for social change.

Students at five Liberian high schools received training in social media skills, such as email, YouTube, blogging, Facebook, and Twitter, and were taught how to use these tools in a productive manner to address a specific social cause. Complementing the training in social media, youth learned the importance of integrity, how to be a leader, and the principles of public speaking.

18.06.2013 | Summary of 2012-2013 GNML
Over the course of six months the Global New Media Lab online training program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by PH International sparked the interest of 572 A-SMYLE, FLEX and YES students. More than 300 international high school students actively participated Online and learned the basics of using social media for social change and greater civic engagement. During the online training program students identified social issues within their home communities and learned how to use social media platforms and technologies such as Blogger, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Google Alerts and RSS feeds to create and promote grassroots social media campaigns that addressed these issues.
18.04.2013 | A sampling of student views on their most rewarding part ot their GNML online experience
Students in the Global New Media Lab online program learned a range of tools and techniques for using social media for a social cause. Toward the end of the program they were asked to define the most important, the most rewarding, and the most challenging part of their experience. This success story presents a few of their answers.
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