AFS Effect+ for the Classroom is a virtual capacity-building program that aims to equip teachers to introduce students to the UN SDGs and develop lifelong intercultural skills to make progress toward these goals. 

The 2022-23 edition of the Effect+ for the Classroom Program includes:

  • the 6-week Global Up Educator virtual learning certification, with five options of start date (15 October and 12 November 2022, 21 January, 18 February and 18 March 2023); 
  • access to teaching resources on the SDGs and Active Global Citizenship, tools for self-reflection, monthly live sessions, and connection with other teachers from around the world in a virtual community to share experiences and best practices (teachers will have access from enrollment in Global Up Educator until the end of the program in June 2023), and
  • the opportunity to get international recognition for a social impact project on the SDGs developed by students with their teachers’ guidance through the 2023 Cyril Taylor Young Leaders Awards (between May-June 2023).

This program is made possible thanks to the Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.

The program is only available via scholarship award. Applications are now open!

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Who can apply?

The program is available only via scholarship award. Apply now.

For more information about the application and selection process please see the FAQ below.

Applicants to the 2022-23 Effect+ for the Classroom Program must meet all of the following criteria:

Selected applicants will be asked to provide proof that they are currently serving as high school (secondary level) teachers for 14-18-year-old students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Global Up Educator virtual learning certification will run for six consecutive weeks, with five options of start date (15 October and 12 November 2022, 21 January, 18 February and 18 March 2023); 
  • Applications for each cohort will be open up to 10 days before each start date.
  • Access to teaching resources on the SDGs and Active Global Citizenship, tools for self-reflection, monthly live sessions, and connection with other teachers from around the world in a virtual community will be available from participating teachers’ enrollment date in Global Up Educator until the end of the program in June 2023, 
  • The submissions to get international recognition for a social impact project on the SDGs developed by students with their teachers’ guidance through the 2023 Cyril Taylor Young Leaders Awards will be open between May-June 2023.