• Middle School/Grades 6-8
  • High School/Grades 9-12
  • Undergraduate

Global Nomads Group’s (GNG) Overcoming Bias in AI connects middle and high school aged youth from the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa to examine bias in AI and responsible participation in their digital lives. Designed for participation either in or out of the classroom, participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to help them explore bias, equity, and inclusion in AI. This virtual exchange is developed by a diverse group of young designers via GNG’s Content Creation Lab, where participants will also learn to develop curriculum, overcome bias, create universal designs, produce videos, and practice digital safety.


For 34 youth design interns: Cross-regional teams train in backwards mapping and universal design, and then collaborate on the research, design, and testing of their Bias in AI curriculum using Zoom, Slack, Google Docs, and other virtual collaboration platforms. Youth design interns meet weekly in peer-led teams, and work independently in between meetings to meet project milestones. All interns meet with staff biweekly for training, feedback, and collaboration. Additionally, team leaders (also youth) receive biweekly coaching from staff to set project milestones and support their teams in completing design tasks.  

For 470 virtual exchange experience participants: Specific virtual exchange experience activities will be designed by the 34 interns, but may include asynchronous engagement with learning materials about Bias in AI (videos, readings, written story exchanges) as well as synchronous, interactive live events via Zoom.

Upon completion of the internship and virtual exchange experiences, all participating youth are eligible and supported to apply for one-to-three global career readiness micro-credentials issued by Digital Promise.

Program Details

Number of Participants


U.S. States and Territories Reached
    • Alabama
    • Connecticut
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • New York
Countries and Territories Reached
    • Egypt
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Tunisia
Length of Exchange

For 34 youth design interns: 12-14 weeks (2-3 hours synchronous activity per week and 3-5 hours asynchronous activity per week); For 470 virtual exchange experience participants: 2-4 hours synchronous and/or asynchronous activity

If you are interested in bringing this program to your institution, complete this form. If you would like to receive recruitment materials for spreading the word about this opportunity with young people, learn more here.

Overcoming Bias in AI is implemented by Global Nomads Group and is supported by the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (JCSVEI). JCSVEI is a U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program administered by the Aspen Institute.