Positive Growth: Understanding Differences
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"Research shows that the earlier children are introduced to other life-styles, the better they understand differences and view them more positively."
James Banks, Ph.D Director of Multicultural Education at the University of Washington (Quoted by: Parents magazine, April 2010)
March 25, 2010 - Our pen pal program is forever growing. In this year alone, over 200 students from three different countries, the United States, Canada and England, are exchanging letters with over 200 students in Guinea, West Africa.
We are also piloting an e-mail pen pal program between students in Kano, Nigeria and San Francisco, California.
With this growth, we have attracted attention from print and television media.
- In the April 2010 edition of Parents, a U.S. magazine, our pen pal program was advertised as a great way for students to build global friendships, while at the same time, a way for friends to help friends by organizing fundraisers to improve the conditions for Guinean students to learn.
- The students from Peninsula Preparatory Academy, NY, received attention from their local television network for organizing a fundraiser to improve access to clean water in their pen pal partner schools in Guinea.
Our pen pal program gives students the opportunity to develop friendships that bridge differences. James Banks, Director of Multicultural Education at the University of Washington says, "the earlier children are introduced to other life-styles, the better they understand differences and view them more positively."
In hopes of continuing to expand this opportunity to other students, we invite all who are interested in joining our pen pal program to contact us today.