The human genome is like a very lengthy secret message, waiting patiently to be deciphered! In this unique Level Up Village class, your child will get to explore this enigma by learning about the emerging field of genetics and how it can be applied to global health issues. In this courses, your child will be partnered with a Global Partner Student in a developing country. Together, by exchanging video messages each lesson, they will learn about each other’s country and culture through the lens of global health while also sharing observations about how environmental and social specifics change how genes are expressed, thus affecting the health of people worldwide. As a “global geneticistin training” your child will get to do a deep dive into the mechanics of DNA and how and why some diseases are activated. By learning about the intersection between genetics, local environment and one’s own mental state, your child and his or her Global Partner will embark on a fascinating journey that mutually benefits each other by learning how to create healthier and happier outcomes in life! By the end of the class your child will emerge as a bonafide genetic code breaker in partnership with a new friend on the other side of the world.