May 2021 Update
If you’re like many people right now, you’re craving personal connections, which is human nature. We were created that way. Relationships are important for our emotional well-being. They create stability, teach us how to be a good friend, and provide us with someone to count on and trust in times of need.
Fort Worth Sister Cities International, while having to curtail international in-person relationship-building this past year, has mastered the art of virtual relationships through a variety of adult and youth programs. This has been the silver lining to the pandemic for us – it gave us the opportunity to be creative and look for other ways to fulfil our mission. If you want to know how we did that, take a look at our year in review below.
We’re very proud of our accomplishments during the pandemic, but are equally excited to be planning in-person international exchanges and experiential educational programs. While our first adult trip will not occur until February 2022 to Toluca, Mexico to see the monarch butterflies, we are setting all the wheels in motion now to, like the butterflies, emerge from our cocoons and take off! Other trips are being planned to Reggio Emilia, Italy in spring 2022 and Nimes, France in fall 2022. Youth trips will again take place during the spring break and summer. Stay tuned for notifications of these trips and come join us as we renew friendships and create new ones around the world.