GTL Newsletter #28

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GTL

“Thankful and grateful,
today and everyday.”

GTL General Updates

This Week –
  • VIDEO GAME PARTY — next weekend!!   
  • Linker Maya held two new interviews with potential Linkers. Wonderful job.
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • Linker Zhengyang created a great flyer for GTLinkers to post around their communities!
  • Linker Lava has been hard at work refining different GTL protocols and guidelines. Thanks so much.
  • Stay tuned for an End-of-the-Year event!!
  • Linker Chantal is working with a Learner this week on the philosopher Hegel and his contributions to modern philosophy.
  • Mental Health Awareness! 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 – 

  • Linkers started regular working group meetings for better efficiency and focus.
  • Linkers Zhengyang and Steven worked together on the website and GTL flyers!

GTL Service Highlight

Global Prep – Study Abroad

Ever wanted to study in a different country or region?The Global Prep study abroad program is 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

Fear of Missing Out
by Maya Kaelei Lewis

What is ‘FoMO’? 

The Fear of Missing Out, otherwise popularly referred to as FoMO, is a phenomenon that can be best described as a prevalent anxiety that those around us may be having more rewarding experiences than ourselves, as well as the desire to remain consistently connected with what others are doing.
Click here to read the full article >>>

GTL Announcements

Video Game Party!

~next weekend~

Get ready for some more friendly competition and lots of laughs at our next GTL Video Game Club Event. More information coming soon.

Native American
Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! To honor Indigenous People past and present, GTL will highlight historical events and persons related to the legacy of Native people that continues to this day.  

GTL

Understanding Historical Trauma
and Native Americans 

from Native Hope Blog 

Strength, courage, and resilience have always been a part of who we are as Native peoples. But many, many years ago, the Native way of life was disrupted and destroyed by European settlers. Native Americans were driven from their lands, forbidden to speak their languages or express their cultures. Diseases like smallpox and tuberculosis were introduced. In the Great Plains, herds of bison were hunted to near-extinction. Native men, women, and children were killed. Tribe was intentionally pitted against tribe, and the lack of Native unity made it easier for the settlers to take the lands.

Then Native children were taken from their families and placed in far away boarding schools. In these schools, they faced abuse of every kind. They were taught the white man’s ways, they were taught to speak only English, and they were taught to stifle their Native culture.

Worst of all, they were taught to be ashamed of being Native. 

To continue reading, click here >>>

Any comments, questions, or concerns?
Want to share your own blog or announce something to the GTL Community?
Please let us know by responding to this email!