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Students Going Global
Creating Global Citizens for a Global Economy

“The single greatest gift you can give your children today is to raise them with a global mindset.” ~Perry Yeatman, co-author of  Get Ahead by Going Abroad

We’re providing global literacy and life changing Educational Tours Abroad for disadvantaged youth in underserved cities nationwide. Exposure and experience is important to reach one’s full potential. “It’s difficult to imagine all that you can be when you have a very limited view.”/ Students-Going-Global-PowerPoint Presentation

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Students Going Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization and a global initiative to increase global education and awareness. Currently serving Detroit  


The opportunity to travel abroad with Students Going Global and to participate in any one of its six year-round, global education centered youth development programs is available to all stellar high school students, grades 9-12, who reside in Detroit. Low-income students will receive scholarships.


Our ultimate goal at Students Going Global is to create globally minded, community conscious and solution oriented leaders, thinkers and doers who become major contributors to their communities and to a global society, utilizing Educational Tours Abroad, Global Education Centered Youth Development Programs and Community Outreach Projects to support and empower disadvantaged youth. 

Video by OneWorldNow Multimedia Project 2012
Global Education and why it is important: https://youtu.be/G1Y5Hh0LH1k

Educational Tours Abroad

A Global Perspective New Discoveries Enhanced Cultural Sensitivity Broader Knowledge Increased Independence Enhanced Cultural Awareness New Found Confidence Higher Grades Stronger College Applications Stronger Scholarship Applications Enhanced Career Prospects Friendships That Last a Lifetime
Benefits of Educational Tours Abroad

Changing Lives One Program at A Time


“A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

At Students Going Global, we offer six year-round, global education centered Youth Development Programs that provide local, national and international outward bound educational opportunities, 21st century skills (global competence, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving) and community service and volunteerism. Each program takes students on an Educational Tour Abroad and provides scholarships for low-income students. All students receive signed certificates of completion, recognizing them as Global Citizens for traveling abroad with Students Going Global & fulfilling the program requirements.


Sponsor a Student and Change a Life


“When you change 1 child, you change a family, change a community, and change the world.”

(Sponsor a Student Today – Make a Difference for a Lifetime)

  • Discover the personal rewards of giving: Giving is Good for You

  • Help fund life changing educational tours abroad for academically motivated, deserving students in underserved cities nationwide. (Currently Serving Detroit)

  • Give disadvantaged youth a broader view of the world and a global perspective.

  • Prepare youth to succeed in an interconnected world and global economy.

  • Make a major impact on a child’s life and potential for success.

To sponsor a student, please donate online by clicking the button below or mail your check or money order made payable to Students Going Global to our business address: Students Going Global / P.O. Box 383 / Southfield, Michigan  48037. Please include the destination abroad that you want to sponsor, the number of students you want to sponsor, the name of the underserviced city that you want to support and the total amount of your sponsorship. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the sponsorship of a student. All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

2018 Educational Tour Abroad to Costa Rica
(Cultural Immersion, Science & Spanish focus)
International Cultural Club Program
2018 Educational Tour Abroad to Amsterdam & Berlin – Global Student Leaders Summit
(The Effect of Technology on Society focus)
International STEM Program

The Rewards of Sponsoring a Student:

  • Receive intrinsic rewards for making a significant difference in the life of a child

  • Receive trip pictures and a thank you card signed by SGG Board of Directors and all students on the Educational Tour Abroad.

  • Receive positive publicity via media and press releases.

  • Display business or organization’s logo on our website.

  • Receive additional Donor Perks located on our Donor Perks Page:

Not many disadvantaged youth are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to travel abroad on a life changing Educational Tour, but together we can make it possible.

“Are fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.”

Sponsor a Student Today!

What Are People Saying About Students Going Global?


“Students Going Global will broaden perspectives, help to remove barriers to success and provide students with a much needed opportunity to explore the global possibilities. It is difficult to imagine all that you can be when you have a very limited view.”  ~Iris Ware   /   “An Educational Tour Abroad is a motivational tool, and it lets students know that they don’t have to settle.”  ~Tamecia Batiste   /   “I see this organization changing lives as well as families and becoming a national organization.”  ~Andrea McCaskill   /   “It is important for youth to see the world. This exposure impacts their dream potential. It develops awareness for diversity and educates the whole child.”  ~Gloria Cunningham   /   “Much of the inner-city youth live “in a box” and merit current movie depictions as truth. Students Going Global will allow youths to have a firsthand perception of the world around them. It would also prepare them for the diversity of higher education and the work force. For some youths, Students Going Global may be their only opportunity to leave the country, the state, and possibly even the city.”  ~Shaquana Snyder

Holding our first fundraiser at the Masonic Temple “Broadway Detroit” event on 12/14/12.

Students Going Global

Students Going Global founder, Sharreen Hardy, manning the fundraising table at the Masonic Temple “Broadway Detroit” event on December 14, 2012. Students Going Global would like to thank all of the wonderful anonymous donors for their kindness and support: http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/donate/

“Small acts, when multiplied by all of us, can transform the lives of kids across the world.”

Letter From The Founder


and making Educational Tours Abroad possible for disadvantaged youth


As the Founder of Students Going Global and as a former Teacher and Guidance Counselor totaling fifteen years in Detroit, Michigan, I saw a need for more outward bound educational opportunities on a local, national and international level that would enable academically motivated, disadvantaged youth in at risk schools & in at risk neighborhoods to compete in a competitive, diverse, global economy. In the 21st century, I do not believe that classroom education is enough. Read more…

Make the Right Choices


“Life is the sum of all your choices.”

Think Ahead Students, and participate actively in the circle of life, knowing that every choice  you make including friends, course selection, extracurricular activities, special programs, financial decisions, post secondary decisions and career choice will all impact what you aim to achieve in the end. Choose wisely, and be mindful! College and scholarship representatives are trained to seek out those students who have the greatest likelihood of succeeding academically and socially at an institution of higher learning and contributing positively to a college community. If you want to give yourself the greatest chance of success, in college and in life, take

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Never Give Up!


“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ― Ben Okri

Students Going Global provides hope for a bright future and avenues for disadvantaged youth to overcome circumstances and possible barriers to success. We encourage youth to think positive, focus on solutions and harness the power they have within to affect change in their lives, believing that everyone can overcome their circumstances, and everyone can recover from anything.

Movie Recommendations: Life of a King, Antoine Fischer, Good Will Hunting, Holiday Heart, Miles from Home, I Am Because We Are & The Secret.
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