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In the spotlight: Our partnership with Global Glimpse

By The Hub team, September 27, 2018

On Tuesday, our Community Affairs VP Sharon Grant appeared on Windy City Live, a Chicago daytime talk show, to spotlight our partnership with Global Glimpse and how it aligns with our mission of connecting people and uniting the world. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors at Global Glimpse, a not-for-profit organization that provides high school students from diverse backgrounds with the skills, confidence and perspective needed to succeed in the 21st century global economy through first-hand exposure to different countries, cultures and people.

Sharon was joined by two Global Glimpse students, Aaliyah Tinsley of Lindblom Math and Science Academy and Zoe Thomsen of Kenwood Academy. The girls, who grew up on opposite sides of town in Chicago, got a chance to travel to the Dominican Republic for a 16-day international immersion experience over the summer. Both Aaliyah and Zoe expressed their gratitude to Global Glimpse for providing them with the opportunity to experience a new place, learn about a different culture and most importantly, find lasting friendships.

"We first met on the trip and realized we shared the same views on certain things so we bonded and kind of became a team and want to support each other in what we want to do to make improvements to the world," said Zoe.

Since launching our partnership in 2015, we've helped Global Glimpse in its mission to open up the world to young people from various backgrounds so they can come together to enact positive change. As the official and exclusive airline partner for Global Glimpse, we provide air travel for more than 1,000 students embarking on the life-changing international experience each year.

"We are very proud of our partnership with Global Glimpse and we are in a unique position at United to connect these students to the world," said Sharon. "It's clear today that both Aaliyah and Zoe have returned home with new skills, confidence, and perspective to tackle complex issues in our local Chicago and global community."

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