Cultured Youth Matters
The US Census research data shows that the US population will experience an unstoppable diversity explosion in the coming decades. In just three years the minority youth population in America (those under 18 years old) is expected to make up the majority of our nations youth population. Contributing to this statistic is the shift in infant births in the U.S.; minority births surpassed non-hispanic white births by 12,166 in 2015.
While this data is informative, the complexities of the individual cultural and ethnic identity of individuals within the U.S. is far greater than this data could reveal. Fairly recent developments and study from professionals within cross-cultural fields have identified a variety of subgroups that fall under a cross-cultural umbrella. Children of minorities is just one of these subgroups.
What cross-cultural studies, research, and experiences have shown is how our increasingly transglobal lives can affect our children; their cultural and ethnic identity is more an embodiment of where they have lived rather than where they are from. This characteristic will grow increasingly more prevalent with the increase in intercontinental living/working.
Cultured Kids is committed to supporting children, schools, and communities by creating engaging multicultural education programs that take current data and research into account. We believe that encouraged cultural exploration will hearten children to take pride in their own unique cultural and ethnic backgrounds and empower them share. Our programs provide the next generation of world leaders and global citizens opportunities to learn cultural empathy, expand global knowledge and understanding, and strengthen intercultural communication.
We are invested in collaborating with schools and corporations who are actively pursuing ways to build an empathetic diverse community for our children and the next generations. A characteristic we believe is paramount to not only improving individual social, personal, and professional success, but also to nurture their ability to serve humanity on as a whole with respect and understanding.
Be a part of THE CHANGE
“I think we should talk more about our Empathy deficit – The ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes; to see the world through those who are different from us […] As you go in life, cultivating this quality of empathy will become harder, not easier. There’s no community service requirement in the real world; no one forcing you to care […] I hope you choose to broaden, not contract your ambit of concern ”
Indeed, the United States as a whole is said to be displaying an empathy deficit...Together, these data suggest that people’s mindsets powerfully affect whether they exert effort to empathize when it is needed most, and these data may represent a point of leverage in increasing empathic behaviors on a broad scale.
--Karina Schumann, Jamil Zaki, & Carol S. Dweck Journal Article, "Addressing the empathy deficit: Beliefs about the malleability of empathy predict effortful responses when empathy is challenging. -American Psychological Association
“The fact that empathy is declining means that there’s more fluidity to it than previously thought. It means that empathy can change. It can go up.”