We introduce Japanese culture by conducting "Explore Japanese Culture! an Afterschool Program" originally planned by NY de Volunteer, as one of the after school programs provided by New York City. The goal of this program is to provide young children in NY with opportunities to cultivate a sense of “Global citizenship” by coming into a different culture and value. This program will satisfy educational needs of New York City which is notable for its diversity education (education about variety of people).
New York City is known as a melting pot of the race. However, children in the inner city area where many of its residents are low-income families, are surrounded by the people with similar background, and have only a little opportunity to have cross cultural experience in their development process. Cross cultural experience is very important for the growth of a child to be receptive and respectful of cultural differences.
Programs will be held at four locations; Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn. Some of the locations may take 30 minutes to an hour to reach from Manhattan, and it might be inconvenient for volunteers. However, the distance from Manhattan should be the reason of a little cultural exchange opportunity for children, and then the reason for volunteers to visit those locations. Volunteers would meet at the metro station on the way to the location when the it is far from Manhattan, and NYdV staff will facilitate volunteers to enjoy the gathering during the move.
We need 10-15 volunteers for each week for the success of this program. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
Let's enjoy this volunteer opportunity together surrounded by children's smile!