GTL Newsletter #18

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“September is full of new adventures and new memories waiting to be made.”

GTL General Updates

This Week –
  • Linker Rebecca is gearing up to work with TWO Learners. Amazing work!
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!!
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 
  • VIDEO GAME CLUB EVENT coming soon! Want to play your favorite game? Let us know what it is by responding to this email.
  • WEBINAR: Linkers Rebecca and Maya have an upcoming webinar on the intersectionality of race and gender. More details are below.
  • Mental Health Awareness – a new GTL initiative. Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and are in the beginning stages of creating a space and dialogue for all things relating to mental health.
Last Week – 
  • Our Linkers had two Learner interviews last week!
  • Linkers Chantal, Maya, and Lee represented GTL at the Student Employment fair for Harvard University!!
  • Linker Nhi created a new brochure and website service tab. Great work.
  • Linker Zhengyang worked on a new GTL website video with the help of Linkers Rebecca and Chantal.  

GTL Service Highlight

Global Prep — Study Abroad 

A Study Abroad program designed to help Learners apply to schools within the US, UK, and Canada. Experienced Linkers help Learners with standardized testing, application requirements, as well as essays.

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 

GTL Blog Spotlight

Five Tips for Becoming Multilingual
by Maya Kaelei Lewis 

Study Tips  

The key to becoming multilingual is by increasing students’ interest in learning foreign languages. By fostering excitement in learners, becoming proficient no longer seems intimidating but rather developing advanced proficiency naturally occurs.

GTL Announcements

WEBINAR: Intersectionality of Race & Gender

Linkers Maya and Rebecca have prepared a webinar about the Intersectionality of Race and Gender to celebrate the diversity of humanity and the many ways our identities interact and intersect.

This presentation discusses:

  • the definition and importance of intersectionality
  • the impact of racial and sexual minority status on education
  • how equality disguises inequity
  • the ways in which stereotypes about race and gender can affect people
Stay tuned for a potentially two-part series on these essential topics about human interaction and harmony across demographics! 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Officially begins TODAY!! In honor of this month, we wanted to highlight historical figures of Hispanic descent as well as key historical events to honor the rich cultures and diverse communities of Hispanic peoples.

Key Facts About The U.S. Latino Population To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month
by Rachel Treisman, NPR 

The U.S. Hispanic population has grown significantly in the last decade, from 50.5 million in 2010 to 62.1 million in 2020. Hispanics accounted for 51% of entire U.S. population growth during that period.

Four out of five Latinos are U.S. citizens. As of 2019, 80% of Latinos living in the U.S. are citizens. The number includes people born in the U.S. and its territories, those born abroad to American parents and immigrants who have become naturalized citizens.

People of Mexican origin made up almost 62% of the country’s overall Hispanic population as of 2019. The next largest group is those of Puerto Rican origin. The fastest population growth among U.S. Latinos has come among those with origins in Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras.

Any comments, questions, or concerns?
Want to share your own favorite recipe or announce something to the GTL Community?
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