501 3c Organization

Global Citizenship

What is Global Citizenship?

The Riverwood Foundation recognizes that our students are living and competing in an international community.  International education will be the primary means for our students to bridge the gap between other religions, languages and geographical problems.  Our students must learn their rights and responsibilities to an emerging world market and learn the necessary technical skills to solve global challenges.

Why is Global Citizenship important at RICS?

Our students need to understand the cultural differences within their own school, as well as the common values that humanity demands of us.   Traveling abroad sharpens a students self-awareness, encourages independence, enhances a global view of their world, and fosters compassion.  Experience it first hand by traveling abroad with our Riverwood teachers!

How can you support Global Citizenship?

Please make a donation to The Riverwood Foundation to fund teachers leading service and educational trips for our students.  Your funds make these opportunities possible!

Program Achievements

how we make a difference

  • give students a real global experience through travel
  • broaden student’s scope of thought
  • empower students with independence and awareness

What Teachers and Students are saying

“It is truly an authentic cultural experience, to live like locals. Total immersion is the best way to learn a language and to expand your worldview, which is essential to becoming global citizens. These immersion programs are a chance of a lifetime for Riverwood students to experience Spanish language, history and culture first-hand in an intimate, authentic setting.  The length of time allowed the students to truly immerse themselves and learn what it is like to live like a true Spaniard.”  Lorriane Lynch – World Language Teacher

“During our service trip to Nicaragua, our students had the opportunity to build homes for two families in need. The students brought joy and encouragement to the community through their hard work and relationships they built throughout the week. In addition to building the houses, we were able to donate care packages of rice, beans, toilet paper, cooking oil, coffee and sugar to last close to two weeks.  It was easy to see how much this meant to the families. There were huge smiles, hugs, and even some tears as we handed out the bags.”  Amanda Weaver – Mathematics Teacher

“This was my first service trip, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I can’t believe that I built a house for someone. The best part of the trip by far was seeing how our work affected not only the family we built the house for, but the community. In just one short week, coming in not knowing any Spanish at all, I developed such strong bonds with the people there. I would love to return to Nicaragua and help more people in need.”  Student Kaci Kruglewicz – Class of 2020