A new pilot project, “Sharing our World Through Conversations and Writing” will allow for teens who do not travel to develop an international perspective through self directed learning.
The weekly program is set up so that teens and professionals from around the world have a chance to discuss cultural similarities and differences in a safe and unbiased environment.
The program is in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship, which allows for successful professionals from other countries to come to the United States for academic study.
the idea for the program came from Davi Mozie, program and volunteer coordinator of Village at Ithaca, and Francine Jasper, assistant director of professional development for the Humphrey Fellowship.
“We got together and thought about how teenagers engage in music,” Mozie said. “We decided this could be a good way to encourage self-expression.”