GTL Newsletter #31

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You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy hot chocolate with marshmallows, and that’s kind of the same thing





GTL General Updates




This Week –
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • Linkers Yukta and Steven are learning the Python program language and will be collaborating on a GTL App project to help their learning journey! Amazing initiative.
    • Not only that, but they are also collaborating on a new GTL club on Investing 101!
  • Our Campus Ambassador Chinmaya is doing great work sharing the GTL message with friends and other students.
  • The team is actively working on GTL’s 1st ever Winter Intensive Program! Stay tuned for more details.
  • We will be welcoming new Linkers! So keep a lookout!
  • 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 – 

  • End-of-the-Year event was a blast! Check out the recording below!
  • Linker Chantal talked about the philosophical differences between humans and animals in her 5th session with a Learner.
  • Linkers Yukta and Annie rehauled the GTL social media accounts to be more interactive. Great work.




GTL Service Highlight




Learning Companion – Learner Sprint

Achieve your personal and academic goals through GTL’s Learner Sprint Program!Remote and affordable, the Learner Sprint program is designed to foster long-lasting results in a condensed time frame by narrowing down your areas of improvement.

With your learning companion, you will be another step closer to success!

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 




In Case You Missed It!





What a great time to be together!   

GTL gathered to reflect on the past year and the new year fast approaching. The second half of our check-in was a college application essay workshop. Check out the recording down below and use the passcode to gain access:
End of the Year Check-in RECORDING
Passcode: Hm#333l5




GTL Blog Spotlight




Social Media & Mental Health
by Maya Kaelei Lewis

Dangerous Mindsets  

Social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter continue to serve as powerful mediums for sharing information, personal passions, business ventures, and enjoyable content. Through the past decade, social media has become an integral part of modern society and an indispensable tool for self-promotion. Internet engagement creates new opportunities for today’s youth while simultaneously opening them up to the harmful content for their mental health. Exposure to content centered around physical appearances, lavish lifestyles, and extreme productivity makes today’s youth susceptible to great pressure at an impressionable age.
Click here to read the full article >>>




Universal Human Rights Month

December is Universal Human Rights Month! To uplift this mission, GTL will highlight historical events and persons related to the proliferation of universal human rights. 




Human Rights Day, 10 December

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

2021: EQUALITY -Reducing inequalities,
advancing human rights 

This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to ‘Equality’ and Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with the UN approach set out in the document Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development. This includes addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including women and girls, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, LGBTI people, migrants, and people with disabilities, among others.

Equality, inclusion, and non-discrimination, in other words – a human rights-based approach to development – is the best way to reduce inequalities and resume our path towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.

To continue reading, click here >>>





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