August 9, 2018 -- Tampa, FL -- Little Global Citizens, the monthly subscription box that introduces children to the world through exploration of other countries, has announced a partnership with the Glazer Children’s Museum. Beginning in September, Little Global Citizens will curate weekly interactive programs in the Museum’s Global Café, showcasing a different country’s culture through the eyes of a child who lives there.
The goal is to help children in Tampa Bay develop understanding and empathy towards children just like themselves, the world over.
“We’re thrilled to continue our mission of fostering open-mindedness and global awareness in the next generation through this partnership with the Glazer Children’s Museum,” said Akeelah Kuraishi, Founder of Little Global Citizens. “We believe that teaching empathy and understanding in our children is more important than ever, and are pleased to partner with a fantastic organization that aligns with our vision.”
Each month, the Museum’s Global Café will highlight a new country through interactive cultural programming, from cooking demos to traditional folk crafts and more. Weekly programs will be held on Wednesday mornings.
The Glazer Children’s Museum is taking a digital and hands-on approach to global literacy. Through books, expert content published on our Facebook page, and now through hands-on demonstrations at the museum's Global Café, Little Global Citizens will help raise the Imagination Generation to be globally aware.
“Our mission calls for us to raise a new generation of learners and leaders,” says Glazer Children’s Museum President and CEO Jennifer Stancil, “so our partnership with Little Global Citizens is meant to innovatively meet and maximize our mission. By sharing stories of travel, culture, and the differences and similarities we share with other humans around the world, kids feel more connected to the diversity of people and places across this planet. As partners, we’re transporting kids into a new way of thinking about the world.”
Learn more and see upcoming dates and countries at GlazerMuseum.org/event/global
About Little Global Citizens:
Little Global Citizens is a subscription box and development tool that teaches children about the world around them through the exploration of a different country each month. Fostering open-mindedness, compassion & global awareness in children has never been more important. We can do this by developing their understanding of the world and love for the people in it.
About the Glazer Children’s Museum:
The mission of the Glazer Children's Museum is to create a learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect with the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. While learning is often formal and playing is for fun, the Glazer Children's Museum encourages children to play with purpose in an interactive learning environment. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, serving as an innovative educational, cultural, and accessible resource for Tampa Bay and Central Florida. More than 210,000 guests explore GCM's 19 themed areas and 170 exhibits annually, and another 60,000 people are impacted through the Museum's outreach in the community. Conveniently located in downtown Tampa, GCM is an integral part of the cultural corridor of museums, libraries, theaters, and performing arts centers. The 53,000 ft2 facility offers 5,000 ft2 of event space, 2,500 ft2 of classroom space, and a 1,000 ft2 rooftop terrace overlooking the picturesque Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.