The world is becoming increasingly interconnected and complex, with challenges and opportunities that extend beyond national and cultural boundaries. Choices and actions taken in one part of the world can directly impact the lives of people on the other side of the globe. In order to meet the demands of this ever-changing world and ensure a more sustainable future, we need global citizens.
Global citizenship is at the very heart of WFUNA's mission, and we have developed our own working definition of a global citizen as someone who:
Recognizes that we are all one people with universal human needs
Understands global interconnectedness
Respects and values diversity
Has the motivation and capacity to challenge inequality and injustice
Is an Agent of Change who takes action for the common good
What Is Mission Possible?
Mission Possible is a global citizenship education program for high school students. Over the course of five to six months, Mission Possible will help you build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to take on the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities as global citizens and Agents of Change. Your experience will prepare you to cooperate and succeed in a global arena, while also taking care of the planet for future generations.
The Mission Possible Passport to Global Citizenship outlines what you should expect to do and learn during the Mission Possible program and throughout your journey to become a global citizen and create positive change in your community and beyond.
What Makes Mission Possible Unique?
Project-Based Learning: A transformative teaching method that engages students in meaningful, deeper learning
Project Management Training: Provides practical tools, techniques, and templates that enable students to lead and manage their own projects, based on educational resources developed by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF)
Collaboration and Exchange: Students complete projects in small groups and have the opportunity to interact virtually and in person with Mission Possible participants around the world
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Mission Possible students learn about the United Nations SDGs and choose one as the focus of their project
How Does Mission Possible Work?
Over the course of 5-6 months, students who accept the mission to become Agents of Change learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), hone their critical-thinking and project management skills, and collaboarate on teams to design and implement a project addressing one of the SDGs.
WFUNA's National Program Coordinators (NPCs) guide students through a 5-step process to provide the training and tools necessary to complete the mission successfully.
INVESTIGATE: Participate in interactive training sessions
TAKE ACTION: Design and manage a team project
ANALYZE AND SYNTHESIZE: Monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of the project
SHARE: Share project results locally and globally
SUSTAIN: Continue to take action for the SDGs
Check out the Mission Possible Agent Book!
Click through a sample of the Mission Possible Agent Book that all participating students use to accomplish their mission of becoming global citizens and Agents of Change.
International Agents of Change Conference
Students and teachers who complete the Mission Possible program receive an invitation to attend an international conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. During the conference , they present their projects, meet UN representatives, and learn how other global citizens are working to achieve the SDGs.
Students may also take a guided tour of the iconic UN complex, with the opportunity to see notable landmarks such as the Security Council Chamber and the General Assembly Hall, where world leaders convene to discuss global issues.
Note: The international conference is optional, and not a required component of the Mission Possible program. Students and teachers interested in participating must cover their own travel and expenses.