GTL Newsletter #25

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“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a Summer’s wave goodbye.”





GTL General Updates




This Week –
  • Linker Maya is doing a great job finding new potential Linkers! She will be interviewing two possible Linkers this week.
  • Linker Lava has helped create working groups that allow the GTL Team to focus on specific short and long-term goals for the Community.
  • Linker Chantal will be starting a Learner Sprint program with one of our Learners!
  • Linker Zhengyang has been editing the website intro video to be engaging and informative.
  • Some of the GTL Community in Boston met up on Sunday to chat in person! Check us out:
  • Mental Health Awareness – a new GTL initiative. Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and have created a mental health-related newsletter! 
  • 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. 

Last Week – 

  • HALLOWEEN & VIDEO GAME PARTY LAST FRIDAY 10/29. Check out the recording below!  
  • Linker Maya did a great job finding new potential Linkers! She interviewed two potential Linkers last week.
  • Linker Zhengyang created a new GTL illustration for our community.
  • Linkers Annie and Chantal continued helping one of our Learners create a fantasy story!
  • GTL welcomed a new Linker: Samantha Flor!




GTL Service Highlight




Global Prep – Culture Passport

Are you interested in learning about new cultures and customs from another country?  Through our Culture Passport program, part of our Global Prep service, you can learn about a wide variety of countries from our Linkers’ own traditions and abroad experiences!

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 




GTL Blog Spotlight




Replace Procrastination with Productivity  

Accomplishing Small Goals 

Creating productive habits begins with having a clear vision of what lies ahead, therefore every time you sit down to study make a realistic goal for what you are specifically studying such as reviewing a certain amount of questions from a previous test. This will allow the material to feel much more manageable and increase your productivity as you will be able to check off that set of questions.
Click here to read the full article >>>




GTL In Case You Missed It!





A Spooky Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Halloween Party GTL Event! We played many games and had many laughs. Congrats to our Learner Coull for winning the Kahoot! We hope you enjoy your prize.




Native American
Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! To honor Indigenous People past and present, GTL will highlight historical events and peoples related to the legacy of Native people that remains integral to today.  




Native American Heritage Month 

One of the very proponents of an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. He persuaded the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the “First Americans” and for three years they adopted such a day. In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting in Lawrence, Kans., formally approved a plan concerning American Indian Day. It directed its president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, to call upon the country to observe such a day. Coolidge issued a proclamation on Sept. 28, 1915, which declared the second Saturday of each May as an American Indian Day and contained the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens.The year before this proclamation was issued, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On December 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed.

The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September. In Illinois, for example, legislators enacted such a day in 1919. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday.

To read more click here >>>




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