People to People International, a nonprofit organization with more than 23,000 members around the world headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri USA, has joined P21, the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for all. By becoming a P21 member, PTPI joins P21’s diverse coalition of business community, education leaders and policymakers working together to prepare learners along the entire continuum of learning.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2015

People to People International, a nonprofit organization with more than 23,000 members around the world headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri USA, has joined P21, the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for all. By becoming a P21 member, PTPI joins P21’s diverse coalition of business community, education leaders and policymakers working together to prepare learners along the entire continuum of learning.

Bill Bland, interim CEO will represent People to People International at P21’s strategic council, which will meet next week in Washington DC. As a P21 member, People to People International will contribute to P21’s developing work in supporting learning whenever and where-ever it happens, and advocate for global readiness for all students.

“We are excited to join P21 and the many outstanding organizations they bring to the table,” said Bill Bland, PTPI’s interim CEO. “P21 is a well-known leader in education whose vision and mission align perfectly with that of PTPI. We are honored to be included in the belief that through collaboration we can better serve in our organizational role of providing peace through understanding.”

“People to People International brings an important global perspective,” said Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director. “We are excited to work with Bill Bland and his team in bringing global education to all students.”

The mission of People to People International is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. People to People International will work with P21 members, partners, and states in furthering their mission as well as the mission of P21 to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all students.

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People to People International (PTPI), with World Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri USA, was established by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 11, 1956 to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. PTPI, as a NGO with a U.S. not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax rating, has reached more than 160 countries with people of all ages participating in our programs.

P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at http://www.p21.org and @P21Learning

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P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., Asia Society, Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Cable Impacts Foundation, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, 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, West Virginia and Wisconsin

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