World Wise Schools http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/

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If you are a teacher or are involved in the lives of youth, this may be something to get involved with-

“World Wise Schools matches up Peace Corps Volunteers in the field with U.S. classroom teachers. The result? A vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and culture of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.”  (http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/correspond/about.cfm)

Not only will the youth you work with learn more about Uganda with its people and culture, but also about the intense journey of an American working internationally.  Since I will be a youth development volunteer, there is a chance that I could connect a group from here with a group of youth there.  On my side, I get to share what I am learning with young people who are America’s future, PC gives an allowance to send mail, and I would get mail in return 🙂

Go check out the site (http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/) and let me know if you would like to be involved with it.  Don’t worry- they provide a handbook and guide to help it go smoothly.  I leave early Monday morning for staging and have a sheet where I can begin the process if you are interested.  Let’s get these youth interested in something bigger than themselves…

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