04.15.2020

Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘i’ in ‘iLEAD’?

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Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools.

Last week, we introduced you to what’s behind the letters in “iLEAD” and what each stands for. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the first pillar of the iLEAD acronym: “i,” which represents our “international” focus.

By way of a quick recap, the letters in iLEAD stand for: 

  • International
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Arts
  • Design Thinking

Why an international focus? Because we believe learning foreign languages and cultures makes our learners compassionate, open-minded world citizens. 

Today’s learners will be leading our society in the future. We want them to become compassionate citizens who gather not simply knowledge but social-emotional skills to appreciate diversity, respect cultural differences, and collaborate with others despite differences.

In addition to facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and growth in social-emotional learning, we encourage our learners to acquire another language. People who are able to communicate in languages other than their native tongue are more confident, which leads to better performance in both their studies and personal lives.

We agree with Gary Knell of Sesame Workshop, who said, “International education is probably the most important thing. It’s about foreign languages, it’s being able to work and travel in other countries, it’s being able to understand what other people are saying, it’s about listening, which is very important as we move forward in a much more complex world. If we’re going to fix the problems that we have in our own world…it’s going to have to be done by teaching our children through international education.”

At Empower Generations, we believe that when people have a global perspective, they’re better equipped to make a positive impact in their world.

Next week, join us as we dive into the second pillar of the iLEAD acronym: “leadership.”

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