Project Wisdom started in 2013 as a handful of students and educators who desired to learn how to become better global citizens. Since then, we have grown exponentially. Today we are an education-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a student-majority Board of Directors and hundreds of members across North Carolina.
* Our Mission is to develop global awareness and leadership in our local school systems through international community building and service-learning.
* We Envision a future in which conscientious global citizens work collaboratively across cultures to address the world’s most pressing issues.
When young people speak of making a difference in the world, we like to call it idealism. Yet idealism, by definition, relies on a consensus of reality. To be ideal, after all, is to think beyond reality. So what if we could change the perception of reality? What would happen to idealism? What if young people could really learn about the world around them? What if they could learn what it actually takes to make a small change in the global community? What if, at a young age, their reality was working with NGOs in West Africa to implement a malaria campaign in an under served community? Or working with local agencies to support recently arrived refugee families? If this was reality, then what would happen to idealism? What would we say, then, when one of these young people said to us, "I want to make a difference in the world"?