Since its founding in 1989 by then-Director of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell, the World Wise Schools program has worked to fulfill the Third Goal of the Peace Corps: to educate Americans about the people and countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve. More than 3 million students have participated in World Wise Schools programs, broadening their perspectives, increasing cultural awareness, understanding global connections, and performing community service.
Today, World Wise Schools offers a variety of classroom resources including:
- Lesson plans and teaching materials
- Teacher guides with activities for grades 3–12
- Peace Corps Volunteer essays, photos, video clips, and interviews