WHAT IS EDACTS GLOBAL?
EdActs Global, Inc is a recognized 501c3 leadership and service organization that works with youth through college-aged students.
Our motto: “Start local, Go global”, is based on our students’ enthusiasm to be change agents in the world. With the ubiquity of technology and connection to the world, our students understand the plight of many inspiring the desire to make a global difference. EdActs students design projects to support their local communities and travel to assist others in activities at a global level.
EdActs Global, Inc was formalized after the founder returned from consulting in Africa as a professor of education. He shared his experience with a fourth grade class in the United States and how he saw a young African boy unable to play with his friends for he was sick with malaria due to not having mosquito nets. One fourth grade student raised his hand and asked, “Sir, can we send them mosquito nets?” This comment reminded Dr. Ramirez of the passion he had for his community and the homeless as a young elementary school student but was told by teachers not to think of such things while in school, and to wait until he was old enough to do something. Through this one fourth grade student, Dr. Ramirez saw our K-12 students are passionate about their world and wished to provide opportunities for them to lead their projects.