Eight teens arrive from Mexico Monday, July 19 to study substance abuse prevention. The program is coordinated by WorldMontana and sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning.
The youths are ages 15 to 17 and come from all over Mexico. They are apart of the organization, Jovenes En Accion, which translates to “Youth In Action”. The program brings teens to the U.S. to “promote global understanding between the people of the U.S. and Mexico.” The teens are selected based on their academic standing, project proposal, community service, school attendance, and knowledge of the English language.
They will meet with prevention groups, volunteer at Alive @ 5, attend the Last Chance Stampede Rodeo, and meet with the Iraqi students during their time in Helena.
During their stay, the teens each be working on an individual service project to implement into their communities when they return home. They will present their projects to their host families and members of the community Friday, July 29.
To learn more about Jovenes En Accion, visit their tumblr site here. For the students schedule go to our Resources Page or click here.
Twelve teenagers from Iraq arrive in Helena Saturday, July 9 to learn about leadership with an environmental focus. The program is coordinated by WorldMontana and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning.
The youths, ages 15 to 18, will stay with families in Helena and work on volunteer projects with Community Gardens, Helena Food Share, and Prickly Pear Land Trust. The teens also will visit Yellowstone Park to learn about climate change, endangered species and to view the national features and to see bison, elk and bears.
They will work together on a presentation of their experiences in Montana and present the program at the Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, July 20. They will offer a presentation on life in Iraqi and experiences here in Montana at the Plymouth Congregational Church at 7 p.m. July 22.
The teens will depart on July 23. For more information about their schedule while in Montana click here
or contact Executive Director Ellen M. Bush at 447-4444 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
WorldMontana looks forward to making connections with the Iraqi student delegates!