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Global Ties Akron never wants the Akron community to fear what they do not know or understand. As Yoda once said, “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” This thought pushed us in creating a program called “Know Your Community, Know Your World”, which introduces our community’s young classrooms to the world and its multicultural diversities in the early years of their education.

One of the highlighted goals of this program is to bring multiple guest speakers from a wide-range of global, religious and ethnic backgrounds. This will help these students begin to compare cultural perspectives and practices, analyze countries’ cultural groups, better understand ethical, racial, and religious diversity in our own community, and help to improve overall communication skills for limitless global opportunities in the future.

Thus far, Global Ties Akron partnered with 10 local schools that have participated in 32 global and multicultural presentations, representing 16 countries to an audience of over 2800 local students from the 1st and 6th grades. We are truly excited for this to continuously increase as the program progresses. Robert Alan, an American writer and social activist, once said – “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.”


Find out how your school can join this progressive journey by visiting the Know Your Community, Know Your World website: