People to People Ambassador Programs to Join the Partnership for 21st Century
People to People becomes the latest inductee into an esteemed coalition of
organizations collaborating on embedding 21st Century skills into current
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 8, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador
Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, joins the
Partnership for 21^st Century Skills, or P21, a coalition that brings together
the business community, education leaders and policy makers to position 21^st
century readiness at the center of US K-12 education.
People to People Ambassador Programs brings its 50-year legacy in enhancing
cultural literacy through study abroad to a coalition that is striving to
support educators on developing 21st century learning practices, including
global awareness. P21 members include 27 companies, associations and
nonprofits, and 19 states.
"With the globalization of the world economy, having young people who are
culturally aware and able to conduct themselves effectively with people of
other countries is essential to 21st century learning," said Stephan
Turnipseed, Chair of P21 and President of LEGO Education North America. "We
welcome People to People Ambassador Programs and the unique perspective and
expertise they bring as a P21 member to our organization's mission to further
21st century learning opportunities for all students."
People to People executives will serve on P21's strategic council and
participate in both national and state initiatives that will assist educators
and policymakers in forming curriculum to ensure that all students are
prepared for success in college, career and citizenship.
"We are excited and honored to bring our positioning as an educational travel
leader to the conversation with an esteemed roster of national thought leaders
and companies in the education and youth market spaces," said Bill Bland,
Director, Educational Alliances for People to People Ambassador Programs. "The
growing corporate support for P21 will undoubtedly accelerate the
organization's influence to more states and at the national level."
This partnership is a natural fit, as People to People's mission to create
global ready children aids P21's mission of bridging the gap between the
knowledge of current education in the classroom and demands in the 21st
Century workplace and community.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized
educational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from
around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to
help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Offering
unmatched safety measures and unparalleled access to foreign cultures and
countries, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a
globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and
People to People Ambassador Programs is the exclusive educational travel
provider of People to People International (PTPI), a nonprofit organization
founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote peace through
understanding worldwide. Together, PTPI and People to People Ambassador
Programs are united in a mission to bridge cultural and political borders
through education and exchange. For more information, please visit
About Ambassadors Group
Ambassadors Group Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAX) is a socially conscious education
company located in Spokane, Washington. Ambassadors Group, Inc. is the parent
company of Ambassador Programs, Inc., World Adventures Unlimited, Inc., and
BookRags, Inc., an educational research website. The Company also oversees the
Washington School of World Studies, an accredited travel study and distance
learning school. Additional information about Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its
subsidiaries is available at www.ambassadorsgroup.com. In this press release,
"Company", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its
About P21: P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century
readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a
global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and
resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs
(critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and
creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already
doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support
this approach for every school. Learn more at www.P21.org.
P21 Members: Amplify, Apple Inc., Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Cable in the
Classroom, The College Board, Common Sense Media, Crayola, Destination
Imagination, EdLeader21, EF Education, Education Networks of America, Ford
Motor Company Fund, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel
Corporation, JP – Inspiring Knowledge, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association,
PBS, Pearson Foundation, People to People Ambassador Programs, Project
Management Institute Educational Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, VIF
International Education, and The Walt Disney Company.
P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
SOURCE People to People Ambassador Programs
Contact: Doug Williams: (310) 503-8680; firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Tatyana Warrick: (202) 312-6430; tatyana@P21.org
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