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    AMERICANA is an educational program designed to reinforce a positive American identity by providing a safe environment for children to explore their American heritage and interact with other American youngsters. It builds language skills by introducing words, ideas, concepts as well as songs, games, literature (poems, stories...) that are not part of their everyday context, living overseas.

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    Introducing FAWCO's first Youth Ambassador - Around the FAWCO World in 365 Days!

    During 2014-15, Julia Meloy Goldsby, represented FAWCO Youth in a pilot program as a FAWCO Youth Ambassador. She assisted with volunteer programs, and encouraged sons and daughters of FAWCO members to get more involved in FAWCO's exciting opportunities for young people. FAWCO clubs hosting the Youth Ambassador benefitted from...

    Tracy Moede (AWC Hamburg) once worked as a Park Ranger at the Francis Scott Key Museum at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD. Based on her experience teaching kids about the National Anthem, her lesson plan is here.

    Photos, maps and coloring pages can be downloaded here (zip file).  

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    Stacey Harris Papaioannou
    Youth Program Co-Chair
    AWO Greece

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    My-Linh Kunst
    Youth Program Co-Chair
    AWC Berlin

    The FAWCO Youth Program was launched in 2013 at the Biennial Conference in Bern with the mission to promote cultural understanding and raise awareness of global issues in our youth and help them develop into responsible and caring global citizens.

    Youth Development is a priority at the UN. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon declared that...



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    The Cultural Volunteers module of FAWCO's Youth Program is designed to foster cultural awareness and volunteerism among FAWCO youths. FAWCO teens aged 15 - 18 will be hosted by FAWCO families for a week, and will experience a new culture while volunteering with local charities, working side-by-side with local teens. As part of the program, the participants will create a video about their experiences, and write individual essays reflecting on what they learn. Participants will be able to receive community service credits required by their International Baccalaureate program. 

    Here are just a few excerpts from reflections by our Youth Cultural Volunteers in 2013 and 2014:  

    "I made new friends in the UAE --- Emirati teens, who helped us learn more about their culture. Believe me, we may dress differently and practice different religions, but teenagers around the world are pretty much the same --- we're all goofy, curious, and hoping our generation can improve life for all of us."

    "In the end, what matters is that you have raised your personal awareness of poverty. And maybe it would have inspired you by then to grab the initiative and take part in a bigger project."

    "It was nice to be able to go outside the tourist destinations and contribute to the lives of others who may not have the same luxuries as we do back in our own countries."

    "[It was] a wonderful group of people. . . These friendships will last a lifetime. . . I am proud of what I feel I have accomplished with the group, and look forward to hearing about FAWCO Youth’s continued development."

    The pilot Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Dubai in July 2013, hosted by AWA Dubai.

    The 2014 Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Shanghai in July 2014, hosted by AWC Shanghai. 

    The 2015 Cultural Volunteers Program was held in Mumbai in August 2015, hosted by AWC Mumbai.
    Please contact for more information.


    Click to see videos prepared by the Youth Cultural Volunteers for Dubai 2013Shanghai 2014 and Mumbai 2015.


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