Naples Council
World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues
School Outreach

  Mark Walchak, Chair


 School Outreach Committee

The Naples Council on World Affairs formalized an Outreach Program in 2000 to initiate involvement with local schools, both public and independent in the belief that promoting knowledge and understanding of global affairs and issues among young people is of vital importance to our country.

Over these past years, the Council’s Outreach Programs have increased dramatically from simply having its lecturers speak at Collier County schools, to offering a wide variety of programs detailed in the pages that follow. The volunteer Council members who comprise the Outreach Committee meet regularly during the season and virtually over the summer to plan and execute Outreach activities.

As overseen by the School Outreach Committee, the Naples Council on World Affairs sends Naples high school students to two summer scholarship programs:

  • Outstanding junior students from Naples high schools travel overseas through the Experiment in International Living and Student Diplomacy Corps programs to broaden their experience and understanding of global issues, culture and politics. 
  • Talented students attend summer academies on international affairs and national security at Georgetown University and American University in Washington D.C. 

Please watch and listen to some of these talented youngsters as they reflect on what those experiences meant to them



The School Outreach Committee consists of the following Council members: Mark Walchak - Chair -  Mikeol Stroh/Douglas Magers - Collier County Public Schools, Judy Baker, Gary Biernesser, , Eugene Burke, Linda Crescenzi, , Debbie Doyle,, Joyce Fletcher, Mimi Gregory, Richard Harris, Alan VanEgmond,Judith Lipnick, , Rob Pendergrass, Robert Roussel, Nancy Wallace, Jim Seymour, John Kovach.

Naples Council on World Affairs
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