In 2015, US-Brazil Connect in collaboration with the Brazilian state of Rondônia, launched a pilot program called OUTSpoken.
Utilizing the same methods that have made Conexão Mundo such a success, OUTSpoken was designed to bring global leaders from the US, together with Brazilian teachers in the technical school systems of SESI and SENAI. Methodologies that participants were exposed to were then applied to their classrooms in Brazil.
OUTSpoken was designed with the following goals in mind:
1. The deepening of cross-cultural understanding,
2. The development of conscious global leadership skills and;
3. The creation of a collaborative and engaging learning environment.
After the completion of the program, two of the top participants were selected for travel to the US to continue their exposure to American educational systems and increase cultural awareness.