Partnership for Youth (P4Y): Global Learning in Action

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When: Jun 28 2017 (All day) until Jul 16 2017 (All day)
Where: Cambodia
What:

The East-West Center’s Partnership for Youth (P4Y): Global Learning in Action provides experiential learning opportunities through travel seminars in Asia for U.S. high school students and teachers. The program engages participants in intensive study of important topics and issues in world history and cultures as well as analysis of global trends and issues of common concern. The program also involves homestays with local families and service learning projects in local communities. Although each P4Y program is unique, embedded in all P4Y programs are strategies and approaches that build knowledge and understanding through inquiry and direct experiences. P4Y programs also foster critical thinking, reflection, multiple perspectives, and hands-on engagement with issues of local concern through community service projects.

This year the destination is Cambodia. Throughout the program, the emphasis is on people-to-people interactions and an approach that supports going beyond education about a place or a topic, as well as looking beyond the “neat package” scenario so often applied to studies of other cultures. The program specifically aims to tap and strengthen young people’s media and communication skills. They will engage their peers and others in their own schools and communities using media tools and platforms to share their learning and experiences as part of their post-program outreach.

P4Y is open to rising sophomores and juniors in high schools nationwide. Students participate in small school-based teams (usually 3-4 students per school) with one or more teacher participating as facilitators of learning. The participation of students and teachers from Nanakuli High School (Waianae, Oahu) and Connections Public Charter School (Hilo, Hawaii) has been made possible by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Grant Minagawa