AFS Effect+ Program is a hands-on learning program that introduces students to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to work together to help advance these goals in their communities. The current AFS Effect+ versions available include workshops for teens led by AFS facilitators and a fully free Classroom Edition of the Program for high-school teachers, which includes capacity-building and a toolkit with resources for teaching Active Global Citizenship & the SDGs for high school students.

This program is made possible by the Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.

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We learned the qualities required to be a global citizen, a changemaker. We learned to look from different perspectives to start the change from within ourselves right now.

– Darshan Prema, Effect+ participant, India

Virtual Program for Teachers

Thanks to the generous support of The Sir Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation, high-school teachers anywhere in the world and their students can also benefit from this program. AFS Effect+ for the Classroom Program is a full scholarship global virtual program for teachers who want to learn about key concepts and principles of global citizenship education (including the UN SDGs), and how to foster it with their students.

During this global virtual exchange and training program, teachers will:

  • Explore different views, cultures and ways of life in a collaborative virtual learning environment;
  • Make local and global connections with other educators interested in Global Citizenship Education;
  • Experience different training and teaching styles;
  • Earn a certificate upon completion, indicating the number of hours of engagement, and the knowledge and skills developed, and
  • Engage their students in learning about Active Global Citizenship

Since its first iteration in 2020, the AFS Effect+ for the Classroom Program has already engaged 750 educators from 16 countries, reaching 25,000+ high school students.

Applications for the 2023-2024 edition of this virtual program for teachers are now closed. 

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Toolkit for Educators

Any high-school teacher interested in teaching Active Global Citizenship & the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for high school students can download for free and use the resources available in the AFS Effect+ for the Classroom Toolkit for Educators. 

The toolkit includes a modular and flexible curriculum, that can be delivered in-person or online by secondary-level educators that brings the SDGs to life as students move from theory to practice, honing key 21st Century skills (such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication) and sparking their passion to make a difference.

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UNESCO APCEIU recognizes Effect+ as a best practice

We are proud to receive recognition from UNESCO APCEIU for AFS Effect+ for the Classroom as an Education for International Understanding/Global Citizenship Education Best Practice! Our program has been selected among 70 submissions from 27 countries for its genuine commitment to global citizenship education and ability to inspire others to create similar education programs.  

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Workshops for Teens

These workshops are designed to engage young people, especially aged between 14-18 years old.

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