Student Global Awareness Day


The Mission of Student Global Awareness (SGA) is to:

  • Promote a better understanding among the students in Grand Rapids Public Schools on how the global economy affects their daily life and future quality of life.
  • Create greater awareness of the international opportunities and resources available to help students prepare for success in life.
  • Student Global Awareness Day was created by West Michigan World Trade Week and has been part of its festivities since 2005 touching over 1,400 students within GRPS.

Sponsors of Student Global Awareness Day are:

The 2016 SGA program is working with Harrison Middle School 6th graders who bring a contagious excitement for the SGA program. The connection with Harrison started when World Trade Week partnered with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to identify and support the innovative and newly developed "Challenge Scholar Program."